33 non-profit arts organizations based in Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District will receive Connecticut CARES Act Emergency Relief Grants. The Connecticut Office of Arts awarded $350,000 in grants to 122 non-profit arts organizations statewide. Among the organizations in the 4th District to receive funding are The Ridgefield Chorale, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield Theater Barn, Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra, Wilton Singers and Music on the Hill in Wilton. Congressman Jim Himes says these grants will be used to preserve jobs and maintain Southwest Connecticut’s vibrant creative sector. He added that artists and entrepreneurs boosts the economy by attracting tourism and encouraging economic investment. The CARES Act is a wide-ranging economic rescue package. These one-time grants ranged from $1,500 to $3,000 per organization and were randomly selected with attention to geographic distribution.