CHAPTER 181a
CONNECTICUT HUMANITIES GRANTS

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Sec. 10-373aa. Grant program for local humanities institutions.
Sec. 10-373bb. Cultural heritage development account. Grant program. Report.

      Sec. 10-373aa. Grant program for local humanities institutions. There is established a grant program to provide grants and support services for local institutions in the humanities, including, but not limited to libraries, museums and historical and cultural societies and associations. The program shall be administered by the Connecticut Humanities Council. Grants shall be made yearly and shall be payable on a matching basis. Each grant under this section shall be matched equally by the local institution through in-kind contribution, monetary contribution, or any combination of an in-kind or monetary contribution. In the case of grants in the amount of five thousand dollars or more but less than twenty-five thousand dollars, at least twenty-five per cent of the matching contribution by the local institution shall be from private sources. In the case of grants in the amount of twenty-five thousand dollars or more, fifty per cent of the matching contribution by the local institution shall be from private sources. The council shall report to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of appropriations and local humanities institutions in December of each year concerning the grants, services and programs supported under this section and their purposes.

      (P.A. 85-490, S. 1, 3; P.A. 98-252, S. 45, 80.)

      History: P.A. 98-252 added provision of support services, changed the match provisions, established different requirements based on the amount of the grant, removed a $25,000 cap on the amount of grants and made technical changes, effective July 1, 1998.

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      Sec. 10-373bb. Cultural heritage development account. Grant program. Report. There is established an account to be known as the "cultural heritage development account" which shall be a separate nonlapsing account within the General Fund. The account may contain any moneys required by law to be deposited in the account. The moneys in said account shall be allocated to a grant program administered by the Connecticut Humanities Council, to provide funds for local institutions in the humanities, including but not limited to, libraries, museums and historical and cultural societies and associations. No such grant for technical assistance shall exceed ten thousand dollars, no such grant for planning or professional development shall exceed twenty-five thousand dollars, and no such grant for implementation shall exceed one hundred fifty thousand dollars. Each grant under this section shall be matched equally by the local institution, through an in-kind contribution, monetary contribution, or any combination of an in-kind or monetary contribution. In the case of an implementation grant in the amount of five thousand dollars or more, but less than twenty-five thousand dollars, at least twenty-five per cent of the matching contribution by the local institution shall be from private sources. In the case of an implementation grant in the amount of twenty-five thousand dollars or more, at least fifty per cent of the matching contribution by the local institution shall be from private sources. The council shall report to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the Department of Economic and Community Development in December of each year concerning the grants made under the program and their purposes.

      (P.A. 95-347, S. 2, 6; P.A. 96-154, S. 1, 2.)

      History: P.A. 95-347 effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 96-154 repealed requirement that moneys in cultural heritage development account be allocated to grant program established under Sec. 10-373aa and established provisions for a grant program for such moneys, effective May 31, 1996.

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