Quick Grants

Small-Scale Grants for Big Impact

With awards up to $4,999, a streamlined application process, and only one month from application to award notification, Quick Grants continue to help organizations create small-scale humanities programs that have big impacts on their communities.

Special Information for Quick Grant Deadlines

For the June 5, July 6, and August 7, 2020, COVID-19 Quick Grant application deadlines, organizations are asked to submit grants for projects that address ways that they can best serve their community’s needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant requests for non-COVID-19-response-related projects will not be accepted.

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Application deadlines:

  • July 6, 2020 – COVID-19 QG
  • August 7, 2020 – COVID-19 QG
  • October 2, 2020
  • February 5, 2021
  • April 5, 2021
  • June 4, 2021

Award decision: The first workday of the following month.

How to Apply

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

Download Quick Grants Guidelines 

Before applying, organizations must contact CTH staff member Scott Wands at swands@cthumanities.org 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.

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