CCT: Arts & Community Impact Grant Program

Arts & Community Impact Grant Program

The FY2017 Arts & Community Impact program is closed. 
The application deadline was Tuesday, April 19, 2016.
Grants will be announced in late June 2016. 

*All grants funds are dependent on state and federal annual appropriations as allotted by the Governor and the Connecticut General Assembly, therefore, all grant monies are contingent on availability.

The Arts & Community Impact Grant Program (ACI) funds projects* that create or sustain a meaningful relationship with non-arts stakeholders to effectively connect the intrinsic value of the arts to identifable community needs, interests or opportunities. 
Grant Request ranges are divided by Tier.

TIER ONE for funding requests from $5,000 up to a maximum of $10,000


  • Artists (with fiscal sponsor)
  • Artist Groups without 501-c-3 status (with fiscal sponsor)
  • Arts Organizations
  • Arts Programs of a 501-c-3 non-arts organization
  • College or University
  • Municipal Art Departments

TIER TWO for funding requests that start above $10,000 up to a maximum of $20,000.


  • Arts Organizations
  • Municipal Art Department (Catergory C only)

FY2017 Arts & Community Impact (ACI) Guidelines (PDF)

Budget Instructions (PDF)
Project Budget - Expenses & Income Allocations (Excel)

Applicants must complete a Project Budget and possibly an In-Kind Worksheet as part of the application. You will be asked to upload these documents during the on-line application process. Be sure to convert these documents to PDFs before uploading.

In-Kind Budget Worksheet (Excel)
SAMPLE In-kind Budget Worksheet (Excel)

SAMPLE Budget documents:

Project Budget with no in-kind (Excel)

Project Budget with in-kind (Excel)

 For more information or questions, please contact
John Cusano at 860-256-2723 or via email at

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