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Grant Opening

The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority FY 2023 Grant Program

The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) announces the opening of the FY 2023 Nonprofit Grant Program. RFP for Letters of Interest (LOI) opens October 27, 2022. The LOI process will close on December 2, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.

Organizations whose mission statement AND the capital project or program are related to one or more of CHEFA’s four grantmaking priorities of childcare, culture, education, and healthcare (as determined by CHEFA in its sole discretion) are invited to submit a Letter of Interest for grant amounts between $5,000-$75,000 and projects/programs effective during the time period of approximately June 30, 2023 through June 30, 2024.

Please Note: CHEFA does not fund Basic Human Needs (food/soup kitchen/pantries; shelter/housing, etc.)

The Authority is inviting Letters of Interest for the FY 2023 Nonprofit Grant Program which funds:

  • Capital Projects/Purchases
  • Programs

From organizations whose mission statement AND the capital project/purchase, or program are related to any of the following focus areas, as determined by CHEFA in its sole discretion:

  • Childcare (inclusive of before and after-school programming
  • Cultural (inclusive of museums, theaters, etc.)
  • Education (inclusive of workforce/vocational training and youth summer jobs)
  • Healthcare (inclusive of wellness and senior living)

Funding Information

Grant requests must range from $5,000 up to a maximum of $75,000.

For capital projects/purchases acquired during, or programs effective during, the time period of the date the Financial Assistance Agreement is fully executed through June 30, 2024.


  • Applicant organizations must have current IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt designation.
  • There is a separate grant program for CHEFA clients, this grant cycle is for nonprofit organizations that are NOT CHEFA clients.
  • Funding is restricted to CAPITAL PROJECTS/PURCHASES or PROGRAMS within Connecticut.
  • If an organization was AWARDED a grant in EACH of the past three fiscal years (i.e. FY 2020, 2021, 2022), the organization must take one year off from applying, and can thereafter apply in the following fiscal year (i.e. FY 2024).

Please view the RFP link here for the full guidelines, additional information, and the link to apply on our online Grant Management System.

Grant awards are subject to funding availability.

The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) awarded more than $1 million in grants in its FY 2022 CHEFA Nonprofit Grant Program. The grants were made in the education, healthcare, and childcare sectors.

The eighteen awards provide grants to entities in three out of the eight Connecticut counties, including: Hartford, New Haven, and Fairfield. In addition, many of the programs funded by these grants will be conducted in multiple counties, and statewide. Betty Sugerman Weintraub, CHEFA Manager of Grant Programs and Philanthropic Outreach stated “CHEFA continues to provide vital support to Connecticut nonprofit organizations. Our grants for both capital expenditures and program grants are making a meaningful difference for residents of the state.”

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