Summer Enrichment Grants Available
The state of Connecticut has dedicated up to $11 million in federal funding toward the expansion of summer programs through the Connecticut State Department of Education.
Expansion Grants and Innovation Grants are available to eligible organizations to provide students and families with engaging summer enrichment and learning experiences.
Expansion Grants work to increase the number of Connecticut children who are able to participate in an enrichment program during the summer of 2021, with an emphasis on children who were most impacted by the pandemic. The funding can be used for expanding local existing programs, offering subsidies to offset enrollment costs, or creating a new program to serve students who might otherwise not have access to summer camp/programs.
Innovation Grants work to provide students, especially those from traditionally underserved communities, with access to bold, highest-quality, and innovative summer programming. The funding can be used for expanding existing programs or creating a new program to serve students who might otherwise not have access to summer camp/programs, with an emphasis on programs that can serve students regionally or statewide.
An informational webinar will be held for applicants on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, from 11:00a.m. to Noon.
Detailed information and application materials are currently available through the Connecticut Department of Education AccelerateCT web portal.
Applications Due: May 10, 2021, 5:00 PM EST
Grant Period: June 1, 2021 to September 3, 2021
Contact your Community Foundation staff at: (860) 626-1245 to discuss your charitable giving options and goals.