Grants Program

The 2023-2024 Competitive Application Process for Calendar Year 2024 Funding is Closed.

CFMC will offer two (2) application opportunities in the 2023-2024 competitive process. We will accept requests for calendar year 2024 funding during two (2) application cycles.

Organizations considering an application must attend one (1) of the two (2) information sessions. Information sessions are offered via Zoom and registration links will be posted here and on the event calendar.

If your organization missed the information session, please contact Thayer Talbott at or 860.347.0025 for more information.

We have made some changes to the types of applications available in each cycle. Please read carefully the information included here as well as on the Guidelines and Grant Timeline pages.

2023-2024 Application Cycles

  • Fall 2023 (submission deadline Sept 28, 2023)
  • Spring 2024 (submission deadline Mar 7, 2024)

2023-2024 Information Sessions

  • January 31, 2024
  • February 1, 2024

Register for Information Sessions via the linked dates above or by sending an email – please include your name, organization, and email address.

Grant Eligibility Criteria

  • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and 170(c)(1) entities
  • Did not receive an award in the Fall 2023 competitive application cycle
  • Directly serve one or more towns in Middlesex County
  • Up to date on grant evaluations for previous CFMC competitive grant funding

Information Session Includes:

  • General support requests for organizations, programs, and projects
  • Info on applications for all CFMC areas of interest and Field of Interest Funds
  • Details for both the General Application Form (used for most funding requests) and the Janvrin Fund Application Form.

More Grant Information

General information can be found on the following pages:

Grant Guidelines Grant Timeline Market Your Grant

About the Application Process

Competitive Grants are awarded to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and 170(c)(1) governmental units (such as libraries, schools, and town social service divisions) serving Middlesex County (CT) towns. Grant proposals should address a need within identified Focus Areas and demonstrate a positive impact on the organization, project, community or persons served.

Learn more about areas of need / impact and types of requests considered:

Grant Guidelines

Applications are completed electronically on our website and require certain documents to be uploaded. All required documents must be uploaded in PDF format. Our site will not accept word, excel, jpeg, or other formats. Organizations have the option to begin an application and “Save and Finish Later.” The website will create a temporary link which will be active for 30 days.

You will receive notification and a copy of your application upon submission. However, due to high volume through various internet services, there may be a delay between clicking “submit” and receiving the email containing a copy of your application. Please do not worry; we will be checking the online site frequently for submitted applications.


If you have difficulties with the application form or have further questions regarding CFMC’s funding considerations and process, please contact Thayer Talbott at or Mary Dutton at or call us at 860.347.0025.

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