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Project Support Grants

Grants to North Carolina Nonprofits, Universities, Schools, and
Agencies in Eligible Regions for Cultural Arts Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County

Conf. Date:

02/15/20

Deadline Date:

03/16/20

Description:

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Grants of up to $30,000 to North Carolina nonprofit organizations, universities, schools, and government agencies in eligible regions for cultural arts programs. First time applicants must attend a workshop prior to submitting an application. Proposed projects should align with the following areas of focus: science, art, heritage, or history. Funding is intended to benefit Cumberland County.

Grant categories include:

  1. Series Organizational Support Grants: This grant category is open only to cultural arts non-profit 501(c) organizations who deliver high quality cultural services to the citizens of Cumberland County. 
  2. Series Project Support Grants: These projects will provide a series of opportunities for exposure to cultural arts programs. There must be a minimum of three performances or activities within the series. 
  3. Cultural Tourism Grants: These grants increase cultural tourism through programs that have the potential to attract visitors to our community through the cultural arts. 
  4. Organizational Development Grants: Healthy cultural arts organizations help build vibrant, creative communities throughout Cumberland County. 501(c) cultural arts organizations may use these grant funds to strengthen the organization’s management. 
  5. Youth Education Projects: Youth Education Projects primarily serve populations under 18 years of age. However, project activities cannot be part of regular in-class curriculum.
  6. Other Projects: All project types are eligible to compete in this category. The development of new cultural arts community projects is a priority of the Arts Council’s Project Support Grant program. 
  7. Military Arts Project (MAP): The category supports new or a new component of existing programming
    that specifically engages active duty service members, veterans, retirees, and family members. 

For more information on grant categories, see: https://www.theartscouncil.com/sites/default/files/PS%20Guidelines%2020-21.pdf#page=3

For a list of project priorities, see: https://www.theartscouncil.com/sites/default/files/PS%20Guidelines%2020-21.pdf#page=4

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 139913

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant requests range from $1,000 - $30,000, depending upon the grant category.
- Series Organizational Support grant requests range from $10,000 - $30,000.
- Series Project Support grant requests range from $1,500 - $10,000.
- Cultural Tourism Project grant requests range from $5,000 - $15,000.
- Organizational Development requests range from $1,000 - $10,000.
- Youth Education Project requests range from $1,500 - $10,000.
- Other Project requests range from $1,500 - $10,000.
- Military Arts Project requests range from $1,500 - $10,000.

Term of Contract:

The project must occur during the applicable funding period of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations meeting the eligibility requirements listed below can apply for Project Support Grants; however, eligibility does not guarantee funding.

Any Nonprofit Organizations that:
-Are 501(c) and in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
-Are based in or have an on-going physical presence in Cumberland County. An “on-going physical presence” is defined as an agency whose primary area of service is Cumberland County or who functions in other communities but who maintains an office/program site that is open and functioning in Cumberland County. The scope of service in Cumberland County must be equal to or more than the scope of service in any other county.
-Are tax-exempt for at least three years (date listed on IRS determination letter), or use a fiscal agent (please contact Arts Council staff for more information regarding fiscal agency).
-Are governed by a Board of Directors/Trustees that represents the community it serves.
-Has a current Charitable Solicitation License or Exemption, issued by the Secretary of State of North Carolina.
-Note - Organizations that have delinquent or incomplete paperwork for previously funded grants are not eligible to apply.

Universities, schools or government entities that:
-Produce external programs that are community-based or generate regional cultural arts involvement.
-Are governed by a Board of Directors/Trustees that represents the community it serves.
-Are based in or have an on-going physical presence in Cumberland County. An “on-going physical presence” is defined as an agency whose primary area of service is Cumberland County or who functions in other communities but who maintains an office/program site that is open and functioning in Cumberland County. The scope of service in Cumberland County must be equal to or more than the scope of service in any other county.

Applicants who apply in the Series Organizational Support category may apply for one grant annually. All other applicants may apply for up to three project support grants each year. All projects must fall into one of the following seven distinct categories.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Attendance at a workshop is mandatory for all new applicants, and is highly recommended for returning applicants.

Workshops:
Open to all applicants: Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 5:30 pm
Open to all applicants: Saturday, February 15, 2020, 9:30 am
Open to returning applicants only: Thursday, February 13, 2020, 5:30 pm

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadline: Monday, March 16, 2020

New applicants are required to attend a workshop prior to submitting an application.

Project Support Grant funds must be matched 1:1 by the applicant with the exception of Series Organizational Support Grants which must be matched 2:1.

Contact Information:

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

To apply online, click here: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=acfcc

If you have any questions about eligibility, please contact grants@theartscouncil.com.

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