ARPA Grant for Arts & Culture application is now open for Norwich, New London, Stonington

The Cultural Coalition has partnered with the City of Norwich, City of New London, and the Town of Stonington to manage and administer municipal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated for arts & culture through grant programs and special projects.
The programs are funded with American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). These funds are intended to support investments that help our local economy continue to address Covid-19 impact and recovery.
IMPORTANT: Norwich, Stonington and New London have separate and unique Grant Guidelines, Grant Application Preview document, and Grant Application.

  • On the ARPA Grants webpage, look under the section for your City/Town for the specific steps for applying and links to your municipal grant materials.
  • Resources (budget template, READI info., ADA info., and Scoring Rubric) are available at the bottom of the ARPA Grants webpage.
Entities located outside Norwich, Stonington and New London are NOT eligible.

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Timeline ARPA Grants for Arts & Culture:
5/2/22 – Grant Application Opens
5/16/22 – Intent to Apply (Norwich only) Closes
5/23/22 – Grant Application Closes (at 11:59pm)
5/24/22 – Internal Grant Panel Review Begins
Early June – Recommended Grant Awards are Announced
June 2023 – Grant Reports Due

If you need assistance to apply for the grant, please let us know. Special accommodations including large print formats, translated forms, and interpreters can be made available. Please contact us as soon as possible, so we can work with you on completing the form.

The Cultural Coalition utilizes the lens of READI – Relevant, Equitable, Accessible, Diverse, Inclusive – in these grant programs, which is in alignment with CT Office of the Arts policy and national best practices. BIPOC – Black, Indigenous, People of Color – are strongly encouraged to apply.