Regional Initiative Grant Program (REGI) - Now Accepting Applications

Overview

The Regional Initiative (REGI) grant program encourages and supports small arts projects that are relevant to a community’s current society, culture and trends. REGI is a good fit for applicants that have a small arts-based project that targets a specific community matter, reflects on personal experience(s), and/or brings neighborhoods together.  REGI grants must be aligned with the Connecticut Office of the Arts' READI framework.

REGI grant requests must range between $1,000 to $4,000. Eligible applications go through a panel review process and decisions are based on available funding.  


Eligibility

This program is open to a wide array of applicants as highlighted below.

  • Connecticut artist (may apply independently or with a fiscal sponsor)
  • Creative Entrepreneurs (may apply independently or with a fiscal sponsor)
  • Curators/Event Planners (may apply independently or with a fiscal sponsor)
  • Arts organization with 501(c)(3) status or with a fiscal sponsor 
  • 501(c)(3) non-arts organization with a history of offering publicly accessible arts-based program(s) or project(s)     
  • School districts or individual Pre-K through Grade 12 schools 
  • Libraries 
  • Colleges and universities and departments of a college or university

    Note:  Individuals applying as an Artist, Creative Entrepreneur and Event Planner/Curator must be a Connecticut resident.

Application Deadline

Applications must be received on or before 11:59 pm, Saturday, June 1, 2019

Funding Period

October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020

Guidelines

FY20 Regional Initiative Guidelines

Applicants must review COA's Grant Overview Guidelines

Required Budget Form

REGI Budget Form

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted on-line at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FY20REGI

Instructions on how to apply can be found on Page 5 of the guidelines.

DUNS Number Requirement

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.

Contacts 

For more information or if you have questions, please contact Adriane Jefferson via email at adriane.jefferson@ct.gov

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