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Grants to Elgin, Illinois Nonprofits for
Arts Projects, Programs, and Events

Agency Type:

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City of Elgin and Elgin Cultural Arts Commission (ECAC)

Deadline Date:

10/03/19 4:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $8,500 to Illinois nonprofit organizations, associations, and institutions to support arts projects, programs, and events that benefit residents of the City of Elgin. Proposals should advance the arts in the community and promote economic opportunities for artists. Funding is available for specific projects, rather than general operational costs.

Successful applicants demonstrate strong operations, stable management, ongoing assessment and evaluation, and a strong commitment to making artistic programs accessible and relevant to a diverse range of participants. Organizations must also show that their programs and activities have artistic, educational, and/or cultural value. It is recommended that proposals not include designs that would be considered inappropriate and/or indecent by community standards.

For additional award criteria, see: https://www.cityofelgin.org/DocumentCenter/View/68774/Organization-Grant-Application-2020#page=5 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 138422

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant request that will be accepted is $8,500.

Term of Contract:

Expenditures of grant monies must occur between January 1, 2020-December 31, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant must be an Illinois registered not for profit organization, institution, or association.

Funding will not be given for:

- Permanent additions or improvements to property or construction.
- Anyone receiving funds directly from the City of Elgin will not be considered for funding.
- Purchasing permanent equipment or capital expenditures.
- Operating expenses or scholarships or educational programs in any school.
- An existing deficit from a previous year or previous project.
- Hobbies or recreational projects.
- Any project for a church or any sectarian purpose.
- Any project for a political purpose.
- Any group receiving money directly from the City Council or payment in-kind agreements.
- Projects already funded by the City of Elgin or the ECAC.

An organization cannot act as a fiscal agent for another organization that has a 501(c)3 status.

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadline for 2020 is Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 4pm.

The ECAC will review the application and vote in November. Final votes will take place in December. Applicants will be notified of application status.

After City Council approved the 2019 budget, staff will present a recommendation to award Organizational Grants.

The ECAC will not fund more than 50% of a proposed project. Only one grant per calendar year per organization will be funded.

Contact Information:

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

City Hall
Attn: Amanda Harris
150 Dexter Ct
Elgin, IL, 60120

Amanda Harris
harris_a@cityofelgin.org
847-931-6019

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USA: Illinois: City of Elgin

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