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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. Quick Grants can be used to expand or enrich a larger public presentation project or serve as a standalone exploration of a specific topic or theme.

What Are They For?

Quick Grants can be used to fund:

  • Small exhibitions
  • Discussion-based public programs (lectures, symposia, community conversations, pre- or post-performance talkback sessions, author talks, film talks, etc.)
  • Local history tours
  • “One Book” community reading projects
View Recent Grants


Application deadlines:

  • August 2, 2019
  • October 4, 2019
  • December 6, 2019
  • February 7, 2020
  • April 3, 2020 <-Deadline still in effect. Applicants with questions or hardships caused by the public health emergency, contact Scott Wands as soon as possible.
  • June 5, 2020

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 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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