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Public Presentation Planning Grants

Connecticut Humanities Fund (CTHF) Public Presentation Grants support projects that help us understand and appreciate human history, culture, values, and beliefs. They allow us to analyze our complex society and to make thoughtful, reasoned decisions based on inquiry, evaluation, and empathy.

The Public Presentation grant lines support projects from planning through implementation and the flexible funding range allows organizations to develop projects of all sizes. There are separate application forms and requirements for Planning Grants and Implementation Grants.

Planning Grants may be awarded to develop exhibitions, public programs, and interpretive digital media projects.

All Planning Grant proposals must demonstrate significant humanities scholarship and content and articulate clearly defined goals that will be achieved during the project.

Only one (1) Public Presentation Planning or Implementation Grant can be open at a time.

Beginning July 1, 2019, organizations may receive a maximum of two (2) Public Presentation Implementation Grants in any three (3) consecutive Connecticut Humanities (CTH) fiscal years (July 1 to June 30). This new policy is not retroactive and only impacts grants made after July 1, 2019 and moving forward. This policy only involves Public Presentation Implementation Grants and does not apply to any other CTH grant line including Public Presentation Planning Grants, Capacity Grants, or Quick Grants.


Application deadlines:

November 5, 2021
April 1, 2022

Award decision: The first workdays of January and July

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How to Apply

Applications must be submitted using Connecticut Humanities’ online grant portal.

Download Planning Grants Guidelines

Before applying, organizations must contact CTH staff member Lian Partridge at to discuss your project idea. We are eager to help you submit a strong application and are available to review draft applications received at least two weeks before the grant deadline. Applications submitted without prior communication with CTH staff will not be considered.

Online Grant Application Portal

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