How To Apply & the Application

 

How to Apply

If your museum has an operating budget of $250,000 or more, you will be applying through the Connecticut Office of the Arts' on-line application portal SurveyMonkey Apply. Click here to start an application via SurveyMonkey Apply.

State and municipally-owned museums should apply through the Connecticut Office of the Arts' on-line application portal.  Click here to start an application via SurveyMonkey Apply.

If your museum has an operating budget of $249,999 or less, you will be applying through Connecticut Humanities.

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 12 noon.

The Application

The application consists of the following:

  • Eligibility questions.  Please carefully review the program's eligibility requirements before applying.

  • Organization Information
    • Name, Address, etc.
    • Organization's mission statement
    • How do your exhibitions and programs support your museum's mission statement?
    • Date of IRS Determination Letter
    • Federal Tax ID Number (FEIN)/Employer ID Number (EIN)
    • CT Business ID number issued by the Connecticut Secretary of the State's Office
    • DUNS number
      Note:  If you are considering applying, it would be in your best interest to obtain a Dun and Bradstreet (DUNS) number as soon as possible.  It will not be possible to apply for funding until you have obtained a DUNS number.
    • Website address and social media sites, if available
    • Legislative districts
      Note:  There is a link to help you obtain this information.

  • Visitation numbers for the 2019 calendar year. Note:  If you were not open in 2019, you may report 2018 data
    • Total # visitors from Connecticut
      • # of visitors from Connecticut who are over 18
      • # of visitors from Connecticut who are under 18
    • Total # of visitors from out-of-state
      • # of out-of-state visitors who are over 18
      • # of out-of-state visitors who are under 18

  • What method or process do you to track and report the number of visitors?

  • 2019 admission categories and cost for each.

  • Tell us your plans for re-opening. What days will you be open?  For what hours?  Please share any information you feel will help us understand your museum's operations.

  • Is your organization currently a registered Connecticut Tourism Partner with a listing on the State of Connecticut's official tourism website CTvisit.comNote:  This is not a requirement for funding.

  • Operating Budget Information
    Note: We are interested in your data for the period of July 1 - September 2, 2019, so we ask for the data for your fiscal year that covers that specific period of time.  If your museum was not open in 2019, you may report 2018 data from the time period of July 1 - September 3, 2018.

    • Fiscal year start & end date
    • Upload a financial document that details your organization's Annual Operating Revenue and Expenses for the full fiscal year that covers the period of July 1 - September 2, 2019.
    • Referring to the uploaded financial document report your organization's operating expenses, as well as operating revenues, for the full fiscal year.
    • Referring to the uploaded financial document report your organization's operating expenses, as well as operating revenues, for the period of July 1 - September 2, 2019.

  • Revenue from Admissions for full fiscal year and Revenue from Admissions for the period of July 1 - September 2, 2019 for the following categories:
    • CT visitors over 18
    • CT visitors under 18
    • Out-of-state visitors over 18
    • Out-of-state visitors under 18

  • Operating Expenses and Revenue for your organization's FY2020 and projections for FY2021.

  • Basic information on the application's contact person, your organization's president/chair of the board and its executive director/president/CEO.
    Note:
      We will ask you to identify who will be signing the legal grant contract if your organization is awarded funds.  Must be either president/chair of the board or the executive director/president/CEO.  To expedite the contracting and payment process, we will also ask you to complete and upload a W-9 form, which will be provided within the application.


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