History

The ACE Grant (originally called the Community Enrichment Program) was established by the City Council in May 2006 as a way to financially partner with local organizations to provide events or programs that contribute to quality of life in Derby by promoting artistic, cultural, and entertainment offerings.

The ACE Grant originally offered two application cycles each year. It has since been consolidated to one application period held throughout the month of February with awards announced in March.


PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS


2015


  • Derby Barbeque Festival (City of Derby) - $3,000
  • Shop Derby (City of Derby) - $2,000
  • Kite Festival (Derby Recreation Commission) - $1,500
  • Garrett Park Shade Structures (City of Derby) - $3,000

2014


  • Summer Fest (Derby Community Coalition Promoting Healthy Choices) - $3,000
  • Derby Barbeque Festival (City of Derby) - $3,000
  • Shop Derby (City of Derby) - $3,000
  • Derby Twins Summer Baseball Parents Week - $2,500
  • Kite Festival (Derby Recreation Commission) - $1,000

2013


  • Summer Fest (Derby Community Coalition Promoting Healthy Choices) - $3,000
  • Derby Twins Summer Baseball Parent's Week - $2,000
  • High Park Sound System - $3,000
  • Kite Festival - $500
  • National BBQ Derby - $3,000
  • December in Derby - $3,000
  • Derby Public Library's Santa's Village - $1,500

2012


  • Summer Fest (Derby Community Coalition Promoting Healthy Choices) - $3,000
  • Derby Days Community Festival - $3,000
  • Derby Wrestling Club - $3,000
  • Derby Twins Summer Baseball Parent's Week - $2,500
  • National BBQ Derby - $3,000
  • Winter Fest - $3,000
  • Derby Public Library's Santa's Village - $1,500

2011


  • Summer Fest (Derby Community Coalition Promoting Healthy Choices) - $2,500
  • Derby Twins Summer Baseball Parent's Week - $2,000
  • National BBQ Derby - $2,500

2010


  • Derby Twins Summer Baseball Parent's Week - $2,000
  • Summer Fest (Derby Community Coalition Promotion Healthy Choices) - $2,500
  • Rock N' Route Triathlon (Derby Recreation Commission) - $800

2009


  • Derby Twins Summer Baseball Parent's Week - $2,000
  • Summer Fest (Derby Community Coalition Promoting Healthy Choices) - $1,000
  • Foghat Concert (Derby Recreation Commission) - $2,500
  • Rock N' Route Triathlon (Derby Recreation Commission) - $1,000

2008


  • Derby Twins Summer Baseball Parent's Week - $2,000
  • SummerFest (Derby Community Coalition Promoting Healthy Choices) - $1,000
  • Derby Baseball - $2,500
  • Derby Historical Museum - $2,500

2007


  • CJ Memorial Golf Tournament (Derby Free Spirits) - $2,000
  • Summer Concert Series at High Park (Derby Recreation Commission) - $2,500
  • SummerFest (Derby Community Coalition Promoting Healthy Choices) - $1,000
  • Derby Twins Summer Baseball Parent's Week - $2,000

2006


  • Derby Twins Summer Baseball Parent's Week - $1,500
  • Summer Concert Series at High Park (Derby Recreation Commission) - $2,500
  • National Forensics Tournament - $2,500