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]


It is required to read the MCA General Guidelines and information before filling out the MCA Grant Application. Please contact the Arts & Culture Coordinator with questions. 



Commission funded art & culture related programs, projects, events or performances include but are not limited to the mediums of dance, music, theatre, visual arts, design arts, crafts, photography, media, literature, folk life/traditional arts and the humanities.  The MCA is particularly interested in proposals that reach the City’s children and youth population as well as residents in all of the community’s diversity. Creatives are encouraged to design and implement community art & culture related programming that promotes and fosters an audience of art appreciators, community engagements and cultural learning experiences. PLEASE NOTE: Proposals for parades, festivals, and mural or sculpture projects must submit a letter of intent to the Mayor’s Office and receive approval before submitting a MCA grant application. 

A.    GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT (GOS) APPLICATION: funding support greater than $8,000 toward the general operations of a non-profit arts organization. Nonprofit organizations need only to apply for GOS. Applications are currently being accepted. Deadline is January 17, 2022.  

B.    PROJECT SUPPORT GRANT (PSG) APPLICATION: funding support in any amount up to $7,999 toward a art & culture related project by either an organization, business, or an individual. Limited to one (1) award per 12 month period. Applications are currently being accepted. Application deadlines are September 15, 2021 & January 17, 2022.  



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.  

Postal mailed or hand delivered to: ATTN: City of Middletown Arts & Culture Office/MCA, Room B-11, Municipal Bldg., 245 DeKoven Drive, Middletown, CT 06457

Electronically mailed to: ATTN: City of Middletown Arts & Culture Office/MCA,