Grant Information


Under Middletown Code of Ordinances, Chapter 44, Section 44-11 Federal, state or other grants, Part B and herein transcribed in its entirety: Municipal Grant Awards: Unless specifically approved by the Common Council, all grants requiring the expenditure of any City funds must have a 1:1 matching requirement so that every dollar expended by the City is matched by a dollar expended by non-City sources. No City funds may be used in meeting this dollar-for-dollar matching requirement, nor may any in-kind services be used as equivalents to meet the matching requirement. Every dollar expended by the City must be matched by an actual dollar expended by non-City sources. When applying for municipal grants, the prospective grant recipients must submit copies of the organization’s budget from the prior year and the year in which the grant is sought, financial statements for the most current reporting period, and a list of funding sources for the prior year and the year in which the grant is requested. [Added 5-2-2016 by Ord. No. 07-16]


The Middletown Commission on the Arts welcomes grant applications for programs and/or projects that enrich the lives of Middletown residents through arts & cultural related activities and programs. It shall be the policy of the MCA to encourage and stimulate artistic and cultural creativity within the community. The intent of the Municipal Arts Grant Awards is to provide eligible applicants support for arts & cultural projects, events and activities that benefit Middletown residents. 


It is required to read the MCA General Guidelines prior to submitting an MCA Grant Application. Please contact the Arts & Culture Coordinator with questions. 

Guidelines can be found at this link provided: MCA MUNICIPAL ARTS GRANT FY2022/23


Commission funded art & culture related programs, projects, events or performances include but are not limited to: dance, music, theatre, visual arts, design arts, crafts, photography, media, literature, folk life/traditional arts, and the humanities.

A.  GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT (GOS) funding support greater than *$5,000 toward the general operations of a non-profit arts organization. Only nonprofit organizations may apply for GOS. Deadline to apply is the second Monday of January. 

B.  PROJECT SUPPORT GRANT (PSG) funding support in an amount up to *$7,999 toward an art & cultural related project by either an organization, business, or an individual/group. Applicants are limited to one (1) award per twelve (12) month period and/or grant cycle. Deadline to apply is the second Monday of September for projects with a start date after December 31st and the second Monday of January for projects with a start date after April 1st.


The MCA grant application will be made available online the week of August 15, 2022. Notification of the application going live will be made available on the Arts Office social media page and email distribution. To join the email distribution list, visit this link provided to sign up under the title for Arts Communication. 

Application can be found at this link proived: Municipal Grant Award Application

Please note that you will be directed to an online form to complete the application. Please use instructions to Sign In and Save Progress before starting the online application. 



Questions: Contact the City of Middletown Arts & Culture Office at 860-638-4510, or email

Applications must be received by the MCA Office Staff by 4 p.m. on the day of the deadline. Staff will confirm receipt of application by email. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.