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. 

MCA Matching Funds Arts & Culture General Guidelines


The Commission considers applications from organizations, businesses, arts-related groups, and from individuals two times a year. Commission-funded programs and projects include, but are not limited to, performances, exhibitions, children’s arts programs, arts education, public art, and other arts activities. The Commission is particularly interested in programs that reach and benefit Middletown residents in all of the community’s diversity. 

A.    GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT (GOS): funding support greater than $8,000 toward the general operations of non-profit arts organizations, or of an organization’s major project. An organization may apply for a GOS and Project Grant within the same 12 month period. Applications deadline: January 15 (For GOS beginning July 1 or Projects on/after April 1)

B.    PROJECT SUPPORT GRANT (PSG): funding support up to $7,999 toward a specific art project presentation by either an organization, business, or an individual. Limited to one (1) award per 12 month period. Application deadlines: September 15 (Projects start date on/after Dec. 1) or January 15 (Projects start date on/after April 1)



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,