Thirty individuals, small businesses and nonprofit organizations in Hartford's arts community are slated to receive $600,000 in federal funds to pay for operational costs and equipment.
In Fiscal Year 2009-2010, Mayor Eddie A. Perez proposed a city-federal arts and heritage stimulus package last year that used more than $1 million in city funds for arts/heritage job grants as well as expected funds from the federal stimulus package (in the form of Community Development Block Grants). The grants can be used for anything from wages to paying rent or utility bills. The money being disbursed for Fiscal Year 2010-2011 is the second phase of the project. Both phases of the program were administered by the Greater Hartford Arts Council.
Below are Excel spreadsheets which give the particulars of the second phase of the grants: