Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

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January 10, 2022

Senator Anwar Celebrates CT Humanities’ Awarding of Grant Funding to Local Cultural, Humanities and Arts Organizations

Today, State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) celebrated the January 7 announcement that the Board of Directors of CT Humanities awarded significant grant funding valued at $69,300 to five local non-profit museums, cultural organizations, humanities organizations and arts organizations. The CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants are part of $30 million in support allocated over the next two years by the CT General Assembly and approved by Governor Lamont.

These grants are intended to assist organizations recovering from the pandemic and aiding them to grow their ability to serve their communities and the public. It is also aimed to connect K-12 teachers and students to strong humanities and arts content and improve information technology and digital infrastructure. Grant funding ranged from $5,000 to $500,000 and any organization offering cultural, humanities and arts-based projects and activities for the public were eligible.

“Our communities are made better by the efforts of local organizations preserving local history and fostering education that will benefit future generations,” said Sen. Anwar. “I’m excited that these great local groups will be able to continue their efforts through this important grant funding.”

The following organizations in Sen. Anwar’s district received grant funding:

East Hartford

East Hartford Historical Society – $5,500

East Windsor

Connecticut Electric Railway Association – $29,400

Museums on the Green – $11,200

South Windsor

Friends of Wood Memorial Library and Museum – $17,500

Association for the Study of Connecticut History – $5,700