We know many Connecticut businesses are struggling as they deal with the effects of COVID-19. We appreciate their perseverance and know they share our commitment to keeping our residents healthy. The state, working with its federal partners, has several programs and initiatives in place to assist businesses during this difficult period. For specific questions related to small business, email the Joint Information Center at COVID19.JIC@ct.gov, or call the DECD small business hotline at 860-500-2333. Individuals can call 2-1-1 for more information.

ARTE-accesible Grant


The ARTE-accesible (Ar.Teh-Ock.Seh.See.Bleh) grant program supports activities that enhance program offerings and provide greater participation and understanding in the arts by all persons with or without disabilities and to all individuals regardless of language.  Grant requests, which may range from $500 to $3,000, can be used to support:

  • Program and service offerings to improve the experience for audiences of all abilities
  • Staff training and internal resource support to carry out accessible programs and services
  • Support employment of Connecticut artists who identify as an individual with a disability


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

  • Arts organizations with 501(c)(3) status
  • Municipal arts departments
  • College/University (affiliated arts venue)


Anticipated Schedule for FY21

Dates are subject to change.
Release of Program Guidelines & Application     June 2020
Application Deadline September 2020
Award Notification Late November 2020
Funding Period January 1 - December 31, 2021

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