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2022 Neighborhood Cultural Vitality Grant Program

Neighborhood Cultural Vitality Grant Program application deadline October 3, 2022

2022 Neighborhood Cultural Vitality Grant Program funding cycle is now open!


The Neighborhood Cultural Vitality (NCV) grant program grew out of a desire to support projects that celebrate, recognize, and bring together the city's diverse neighborhood cultures. The program was also designed to elevate and honor the extraordinary work of the creative community, opening opportunities for greater community engagement and growth through creative programming.

The grant provides support to arts and cultural programming and services within the city of New Haven. Under-served populations, mental health programs & facilities; youth & senior programs and centers; hospitals and mixed or lower income housing are especially encouraged to apply.  Applicants should also consider use of New Haven’s public parks and spaces.

Priorities More than ever, this work must be grounded with accountability and commitment to equitable systems change. NCV projects are at the core of our city's wellbeing. To that end, a remarkable group of artists, arts activists, leaders, organizers, consultants, and community members who believe in the power of the arts and culture in New Haven came together to develop the Cultural Equity Plan. NCV projects are meant to not only reflect the values of this plan, but also to activate the possibilities and recommendations within it.

Projects Should: 

  • Influence our economy
  • Drive social innovation
  • Serve as conduits to propel us toward diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice

Program Updates

How to Apply - Online Application

  1. Visit to set up your account.

  2. Once the account has been verified the application can be completed. Applications will be accepted through the online portal. (please contact if computer access is unavailable)

October 3 - Application Deadline
October 3, 2022 to November 1, 2023 - Funding Cycle

One-on-one appointments to discuss your project with staff are available Schedule Appointment.

In addition, applicants can access the  From Idea to Funded Project, a free virtual grant writing course presented by Carnelian by registering online at Course access includes course documents, resources and recordings. Grant writing assistance with Carnelian is available through September 25, 2022.  

Please contact for more information or questions. 

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