2022 Bill Memorial Library Awarded Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant

Connecticut Humanities, the statewide, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), has awarded the Bill Memorial Library in Groton a CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grant (CTCFOSG). 

These funds will be used to catalog and preserve the library’s genealogical and museum collection, upgrade and expand its digital infrastructure, and help to purchase additional equipment for the library’s virtual programming. With the pandemic, much of the library’s programming is done virtually.  

“The Bill Memorial Library is exceedingly grateful for this award, which will allow us to better meet the needs of our patrons,” says Wendy Connal, Bill Memorial’s director.

Bill Memorial Library was one of 624 organizations in Connecticut that received CT Cultural Fund support totaling $16 million from CT Humanities. These grants are part of $30.7 million in support allocated to arts, humanities, and cultural nonprofits through CT Humanities over the next two years by the Connecticut General Assembly and approved by Governor Ned Lamont. The CTCFOSG will assist organizations as they recover from the pandemic and maintain and grow their ability to serve their community and the public.

This grant was administered by CT Humanities, with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts from the Connecticut State Legislature.

For more information, contact the library at 860-445-0392.