Organization City Groton

CT Museums Kids Are Free: Avery-Copp Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Avery-Copp Museum

  • Organization City:
    Groton

  • Amount Awarded:
    $7,560.75

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY22

  • Grant Summary:

    CT Humanities is honored to have partnered with the CT Office of the Arts to administer the CT Museums – Kids Are Free Summer Grant program which then became Connecticut Summer at the Museum – Free Admission for Kids.

    The Department of Economic and Community Development, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, Connecticut State Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood and CT Humanities, delivered these financially accessible summer enrichment opportunities to families and children of all ages using funding provided through ARP ESSER (American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, 2021 Emergency and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER)).

    CT Humanities awarded a total of $119,371.71 to 17 Connecticut organizations to help enable them to provide free admission to Connecticut children and one accompanying adult between July 1 and September 6, 2021.


COVID Relief: Avery-Copp Museum


  • Organization Name:
    Avery-Copp Museum

  • Organization City:
    Groton

  • Amount Awarded:
    $5,000.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY20

  • Grant Summary:

    Funding for Connecticut nonprofit humanities and cultural organizations facing financial hardship resulting from COVID-19, funded by the CARES Act via the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Strategic Planning: Building Our Future on the Foundation of Our History


  • Organization Name:
    Bill Memorial Library

  • Organization City:
    Groton

  • Amount Awarded:
    $5,891.00

  • Fiscal Year:
    FY19

  • Grant Summary:

    The Bill Memorial Library will begin a thorough and formal strategic planning process that will help guide them into their next chapter as a relevant, sustainable, and enriching institution that meets the needs of the citizens of Groton.


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