Norwich ARPA Grants for Arts & Culture – Round 2


The Cultural Coalition has partnered with the City of Norwich  to manage and administer municipal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated for arts & culture through grant programs and special projects.

The grant programs are funded through the 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.

Timeline ARPA Grant for Arts & Culture (up to $10k)
4/29/22 – Information Session
5/2/22 – Grant Application Opens for Norwich, New London and Stonington
5/16/22 – Intent to Apply for Norwich 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 – Relevance, Equity, 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.


Norwich ARPA Grant for Arts & Culture Second Round Grant Funding Opens Fall/Winter 2022 (TBA)

  • up to $25-$30k grant awards
  • for use in 2023 and related to a community-wide “Welcome to Norwich” theme & campaign (more info will be available)
  • requires at least three (3) entities collaborating with one lead applicant and can include nonprofits, for-profits, and individual artists
  • no fiscal sponsors
  • applicants may apply to Round 1 and Round 2 if projects/programs/use of funds are separate and distinct

For any questions, concerns, and accommodations, reach out to Sarbani Hazra at