The Good to Great grant program provides funding for Capital Projects that link art, history and tourism in ways that enable cultural and historical sites to enhance the visitors’ experience. This funding is targeted for small to medium-sized cultural organizations with an average annual income of $500,000 or less and which have received limited state funding in the recent past. The Department of Economic and Community Development seeks applications which look beyond basic facilities repair or expansion to projects that tell the stories of our cultural and historic sites in engaging, meaningful, and relevant ways. We are prioritizing funding for collaborative projects that demonstrate a clear vision of how individual sites and organizations can effectively tie together local, regional or statewide cultural assets.
An applicant must be a Connecticut 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(13) organization that owns, operates and/or sponsors a cultural venue or historic site in Connecticut with an average annual income of $500,000 or less.
– Previous recipients of a Good to Great grant
Grants range between $50,000 – $150,000 and required a 25% cash match.
Grantees will have two (2) years from date of grant contract to complete the funded project.
2018 Good to Great program guidelines (PDF)
REQUIRED BUDGET FORM
Good to Great Budget Worksheet (EXCEL)
on or before 11:59 pm, October 1, 2018
HOW TO APPLY
For more information or questions, please contact Todd Levine via email at firstname.lastname@example.org