Grants Program

The 2023-2024 Competitive Application Process for Calendar Year 2024 Funding Requests

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.

  • Fall 2023 (opening August 31, 2023)
  • Spring 2024 (opening February 1, 2024)

Information sessions were held on January 31 and February 1, 2024, for the current competitive application cycle. If your organization is interested in submitting an application in the current cycle but 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. Organizations are strongly encouraged to review all information prior to submitting an application.

General information can be found on the following pages:

The information session will include details for both the General Application Form (used for most funding requests) and the Janvrin Fund Application Form.

You may register via the linked dates above or sending an email to – please include your name, organization, and email address.

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; and
  • Up to date on grant evaluations for previous CFMC competitive grant funding.

The information session will include the process overview and information for:

  • general support requests for organizations, programs, and projects, and
  • applications for all CFMC areas of interest and Field of Interest Funds.

General Information 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.
  • 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.

Have Questions?

If you 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 860.347.0025

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