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Regions for Arts Projects to Benefit Local Youth and Children

Youth Arts Enrichment (YEP) Grant Program

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and The Children’s Trust

Conf. Date:

02/09/22

Deadline Date:

03/08/22 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants to Florida nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and IHEs in eligible regions for arts-based programs to enhance the lives of local children and families. Applicants must participate in an online workshop and complete eligibility forms prior to applying. Funding is intended for three types of activities: long-term projects; arts enrichment programs; and projects for children, youth, and young adults with disabilities. Eligible applicants are located in and serve Miami-Dade County.

The objective of the YEP Grants Program is to enrich the lives of children through the arts by making the arts available to more children and families throughout Miami-Dade County, whereby, children will have opportunities to have positive live arts experiences through high quality cultural arts programs, such as:
  • Arts Instruction
  • Arts Intervention
  • Healing/Expressive Arts
  • In-school Arts Residencies and Performances
  • Out-of-School/Public Arts Exhibitions and Performances

Priority attention will be given to:

  • Registration-based projects that provide children and youth the opportunity for ongoing/long-term direct participation in the arts with demonstrated measurable outcomes;
  • Projects that provide children and youth the opportunity to participate in exceptional, innovative, and transformative live arts experiences not otherwise available to them; and
  • Projects that serve children, youth, and young adults with disabilities through inclusive arts and cultural programs so that kids of all abilities and their families can participate fully in the arts.

Funding Categories:

  • Category A – Ongoing/Long-Term Projects: Provides project-based funding support to non-profit organizations for projects that provide children and youth the opportunity for ongoing/long-term direct participation in the arts, such as sequential arts instruction, after-school arts programs, in-school arts residency programs, winter, and spring break camps, etc.  These projects must be able to measure the impact of repeated participation in these programs on the students over the project period and document measurable outcomes.
  • Category B – Arts Enrichment: Provides project-based funding support to non-profit organizations for programs that provide children and youth the opportunity to participate in exceptional, innovative, and transformative live arts experiences.
  • Category C – All Kids Included: Provides project-based funding support to non-profit organizations for projects that serve children, youth, and young adults with disabilities through inclusive arts and cultural programs so that kids of all abilities and their families can participate fully in the arts.

For allowable expenses, see: https://www.miamidadearts.org/sites/default/files/files/inline/yep_gui_2022-2023.pdf#page=9

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 129101

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum Request:
- Category A Applicants: Up to $30,000
- Category B Applicants: Grant recipients in Category B will each receive an award of $10,000
- Category C Applicants: Up to $20,000

Term of Contract:

October 1, 2022 - May 31, 2023

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to apply, an organization must:
- Be legally incorporated in the State of Florida as NOT-FOR-PROFIT, with designated tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Applications from not-for-profit organizations designated tax-exempt under other subsections of 501(c) will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Proof of incorporation and IRS tax-exempt designation is required at the time of application; or
- A political subdivision of Miami-Dade County or one of its municipalities, to be considered and determined on a case-by-case basis, provided that the organization provides services, cultural programs and open access to the community and the general public on a regular basis; or
- Qualify as a public or private institution of higher education, provided that the organization provides services, cultural programs and open access to the community and the general public beyond their educational mission and on a regular basis. Applicants may qualify as a public or private institution of higher education, if all the following criteria are met: Its primary mission is to the creation, performance, exhibition and/or presentation of a year-round season of public cultural programming not related to degree-granting programs; the program is overseen by a community-based board of directors or advisory board that meets regularly; and the public at-large is the primary target audience and direct beneficiary of the program.
- Be the project “owner/presenter” directly responsible for managing, overseeing, and implementing ALL administrative aspects of the proposed project, including but not limited to: data collection, reporting, scheduling, program design, production, implementation, contracting for artists/services, etc.;
- Have a minimum one-year track record of producing high-quality, cultural arts programs for children and/or youth in Miami-Dade County.

Applicants may not be:
- A fiscal agent applying on behalf of another entity; and
- A religious organization whose proposed project, in whole or in part, is designed to promote religious or sectarian activities or to encourage the preference of a particular religion.
- An educational organization or facility (such as a daycare/preschool, school, college, or university, other than university-operated cultural institutions as defined above, that provide services, cultural programs, and open access to the community and the general public beyond their educational mission and on a regular basis.
- A school support organization (such as parent-teacher association, booster club, or auxiliary organization); and
- Receive direct grant support from The Children’s Trust under the Youth Development Initiative for any program/project.

For ineligible expenses, see: https://www.miamidadearts.org/sites/default/files/files/inline/yep_gui_2022-2023.pdf#page=10

Pre-proposal Conference:

All applicants to the Youth Arts Enrichment (YEP) Program must attend one (1) workshop prior to application.

The FY 2022-23 YEP workshops will be held in an online format through GoToWebinar.

Thursday, February 3, 2022, 10:30 AM - Noon
Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Register here: https://www.miamidadearts.org/content/youth-arts-enrichment-yep-grants-program-workshop

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Applications Available: February 2022 with Administrator Approval
- Courtesy Deadline: Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 11:59 PM
- Deadline: Thursday, March 8, 2022, 11:59 PM
- Application Comments / Corrections Issued: April 14, 2022
- Corrected / Final Application Due: April 21, 2022, 11:59 PM
- YEP Panel Meeting Date: Thursday, September 8, 2022, 10:30 AM
- Cultural Affairs Council Approval: September 2022
- Board of County Commissioners Approval: October 2022
- Award Notifications Issued: November 2022
- Availability of Grant Funds: Not earlier than January 2023

Prior applicants to the program have the option to submit a completed application, including all required support materials, no later than 11:59 PM one full calendar week in advance of the grant program’s published application deadline for a thorough “Courtesy Review” by the Program Administrator.

Applications received from first-time applicants by the grant program’s published applicationdeadline will be reviewed by the Program Administrator. Feedback and suggestions forstrengthening and/or correcting the application will be provided approximately 7 days prior tothe corrected/final application deadline.

Applicants must furnish a minimum $1 to $1 funding match in cash, or a combination of cash and in-kind contributions. In-kind contributions may not exceed 25% of the total cash project revenues.

Please be aware that before you can access the online grant application stage, you must have a user account for basic log-in access and complete and submit a Grant Eligibility and Request Form. Once you have completed these steps, your Grant Eligibility and Request Form will be reviewed by the Program Administrator to determine whether your organization is eligible to apply. This review may take up to 3 – 5 business days. Only after the Program Administrator has confirmed your eligibility can you be provided access to the grant application stage. It is critical to keep these steps and this timeline in mind when preparing to submit a grant online.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://miamidadearts.smapply.io/

Direct questions to:
Dana Pezoldt, Cultural Projects Administrator
Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
111 NW 1st Street, Suite 625
Miami, FL 33128
danap@miamidade.gov
(305) 375-2161

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USA: Florida: Miami-Dade County

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