Yes. Since these are general operating funds, you can use your award for any organizational operating expenses as long as they are not listed as funding exclusions in the grant guidelines.
However, grantees are encouraged to use their funding to help advance their organization’s priorities that also support the following program priorities that helped make this funding available from the CT State Legislature:
- Organizational staffing (bringing back employees or hours lost to the pandemic, hiring new staff, hiring CT contractors, etc.);
- Activities that help your organization maintain and grow your ability to serve your community and the public;
- Activities that help connect K-12 teachers and students to strong humanities and arts content;
- Activities that improve your informational technology and digital infrastructure.