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State Senator

Steve Cassano

Representing Andover, Bolton, Glastonbury & Manchester

Senator Cassano Celebrates CT Humanities' Awarding of Grant Funding to Local Cultural, Humanities and Arts Organizations


Today, State Senator Steve Cassano (D-Manchester) celebrated the January 7 announcement that the Board of Directors of CT Humanities awarded significant grant funding valued at $87,200 to seven local non-profit museums, cultural organizations, humanities organizations and arts organizations. The CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants are part of $30 million in support allocated over the next two years by the CT General Assembly and approved by Governor Lamont.

These grants are intended to assist organizations recovering from the pandemic and aiding them to grow their ability to serve their communities and the public. It is also aimed to connect K-12 teachers and students to strong humanities and arts content and improve information technology and digital infrastructure. Grant funding ranged from $5,000 to $500,000 and any organization offering cultural, humanities and arts-based projects and activities for the public were eligible.

"Our lives are made richer by local arts and educational organizations, which entertain us, expand our knowledge and infuse our lives with new learning," said Sen. Cassano. "I'm encouraged that these organizations will be able to continue their success through these key grants."

The following organizations in Sen. Cassano's district received grant funding:

Glastonbury
Historical Society of Glastonbury - $14,600
Immigrant History Initiative - $7,900

Manchester
CAST Children's Theatre - $13,800
Lutz Children's Museum - $5,000
Silk City Chorus - $7,300
The Little Theatre of Manchester - $25,300
Manchester Historical Society - $13,300

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