Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Regional Initiative (REGI) Grant Program

Grants to Connecticut Nonprofits, Schools, Individuals, and Libraries
for Culturally Relevant Community-Based Arts Projects

Agency Type:


Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA)

Deadline Date:

06/01/19 11:59 PM


Request a Grant Writer

Grants ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 to Connecticut nonprofit organizations, artists, entrepreneurs, event planners, libraries, IHEs, and schools for small-scale arts projects relevant to current community trends and culture. Funding is intended to support projects that reflect on personal experiences, target a specific community matter, and/or bring neighborhoods together.

The following eligible expenses must directly relate to the project:

- Materials
- Space rental; occupancy costs (security, insurance, utilities, etc.)
- Payments to contracted artistic, technical or administrative professionals
- Supplemental project insurance
- Project-specific permits and fees
- Artist fees
- Legal fees directly associated with the project
- Hospitality expenses which are directly related to the project
- Evaluation services and documentation: photo, video, audio, collection of statistical information, etc.
- Printing, advertising and marketing costs
- Limited brick and mortar expenses directly associated with the project

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 158602

Estimated Size of Grant:

REGI grant requests must range between $1,000 to $4,000.

Term of Contract:

Funding Period: October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2020

A project may begin before or end after the funding period; HOWEVER, the use and/or attribution of COA funds MUST only be used during the specified funding period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:

- Connecticut Artists – An artist may apply independently or with a fiscal
sponsor. *Artist must be a Connecticut resident.
- Arts Organizations - 501(c)(3) or with a fiscal sponsor
- Creative Entrepreneurs
- School Districts or Individual Schools
- Curators/Event Planners
- 501(c)(3) non-arts organizations with a history of offering publicly
accessible arts-based program(s) or project(s)
- Colleges & Universities and departments of.
- Libraries

Ineligible Applicants include:

- REGI grantees that received grant funds from the REGI program for three (3) consecutive years, beginning with FY17. You may apply again in FY21.
- Applicants that applied to the FY20 Supporting Arts grant program or the FY20 Arts Project grant program
- Applicants with incomplete or late submissions
- Organizations that receive Directed Local Funds (aka Line Items)
- Applicants with outstanding final reports from past COA programs
- COA’s Designated Regional Service Organizations

For funding restrictions, see the Grant Overview Guidelines:

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: on or before 11:59 pm, June 1, 2019
Notification: late September 2019

Please note that questions submitted in the last 48 hours before the deadline may not receive responses.

All applicants, except individuals, must have a DUNS number when applying for a grant from the Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA). COA began requiring a DUNS number on all grant applications in 2017 (FY18). It is required on applications for any grant administered by COA that includes National Endowment for the Arts funding. Obtaining a DUNS number is a free, straightforward process. For more information, click here:

REGI grants require a match of no less than 25%. The match can be satisfied with cash, in-kind contributions or a combination of both. The match, whether it is cash or in-kind, must be reported in the project’s budget.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications must be submitted on-line at:

For more information or questions, please contact:
Adriane Jefferson

Applicants may also consult with COA's Designated Regional Service Organizations for assistance:

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut

Suggested Grants:

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Protect Natural Resources

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.

GrantWatch ID#: 126162

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Provide Humane Services for Dogs

Deadline 03/16/21

Grants of up to $10,000 to USA nonprofit organizations and rescue groups, shelters, and sanctuaries to provide humane services for dogs. Funding is intended to support programs that help dogs whose lives are at risk. Consideration will be given to proposals for either a

GrantWatch ID#: 128253

Opportunity to Enter a Contest for USA and Canada Nonprofits and Registered Charities to Sup...

Deadline 03/24/21

Opportunity to enter a contest for USA and Canada nonprofit organizations and registered charities in multiple states and provinces to support community gardening projects. Winners will receive $5,000 to use for the development of an organic garden. Applicants in all US

GrantWatch ID#: 128600

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Projects to Protect Wildlife and Natural Habitats

Deadline 05/01/21

Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d

GrantWatch ID#: 129644

Grants to Connecticut Nonprofits and Agencies for Preservation Projects

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to Connecticut nonprofit organizations and government units for preservation projects. The purpose of this program is to support the restoration and preservation of objects, buildings, structures, and sites of historic significance. Facilities must be open to the

GrantWatch ID#: 130028

Grants to USA and Canada Low-Income Individuals and Families for Financial Assistance

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are

GrantWatch ID#: 131400

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies and IHEs for Projects to Reduce Serious Neighborhood Crime

Deadline 04/26/21

Grants to USA nonprofits, agencies, Tribes, and IHEs for community-oriented programs to reduce serious neighborhood crime. Applicants are advised to complete required registrations well in advance of the deadline. Funding is intended for cooperative projects with law en

GrantWatch ID#: 132213

Grants to USA States, Agencies, Tribes, and Nonprofits for Services to Women with Disabilitie...

Deadline 03/23/21 Conference Date: 03/17/21 LOI Date: 03/09/21

Grants to USA (and its territories) local agencies, states, tribal governments and organizations, and nonprofits for services to women with disabilities who are victims of gender-based or domestic violence. Applicants are advised to complete required registrations well

GrantWatch ID#: 132262