CT Makes Major Investments in Creative Sector
The General Assembly has approved their FY22 and FY23 budget and bonding legislation and it is likely that the Governor will sign the bill shortly. This will include an unprecedented level of investment in arts and culture - an increase of over $65 million!
This final proposal also includes an additional $5 million for grants-in-aid to nonprofit organizations operating cultural and historical sites through bonding, $15 million each budget year for statewide marketing, $260 million in additional funding for community nonprofit providers of health and human service, and fully funds the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) program for cities and towns.
Governor Lamont will likely sign these proposals, but the detailed implementation legislation is still being negotiated by your legislators. The final policy details will be decided during a special session of the General Assembly next week.
That's why it's critical to reach out to your local legislators TODAY!
Thank them for supporting our creative ecosystem during this critical time
Share why this historic investment is important to your community
Invite them about your upcoming community events this summer and fall