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Cultural Service Grant Program (CSGP)

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City of Jacksonville and Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville

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03/02/21 11:59 PM


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Grants to Florida nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in eligible areas for general operating support. First-time applicants must submit an LOI prior to applying. Funding is intended to support organizations that promote the quality of life of local residents through arts and cultural programming. Grants are provided to help support these organizations and to create broader access to the arts in Duval County.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 139928

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Minimum grant request allowed is $5,000.
- Applicants not currently funded through CSGP are limited to requests of $5,000 (for organizations with 3 yr. average operating budgets of less than $250,000) and $10,000 (for organizations with 3 yr. average operating budgets over $250,000).
- Requests from organizations with 3 yr. average operating budgets over $1 million are capped at $500,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

CSGP is open to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations operating in Duval County with a primary mission that is arts/cultural.

In order to be eligible for funding an organization must meet the following criteria.
(a) The organization must be tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Federal Internal Revenue Code.
(b) The organization must be a not-for-profit corporation chartered by the Secretary of State under F.S. Ch. 617.
(c) The organization must operate in Duval County.
(d) At the time of application, the organization must have been in existence as a Florida Corporation for at least three years and must have three years of filed tax returns.
(e) The organization shall have a broad base of community representation in management and membership. The members of the board of directors shall not receive any compensation for their service as directors, but they may be reimbursed for actual monetary expenditures on behalf of the organization. The corporate charter or by-laws shall provide a method of selection of the board of directors which will periodically subject the directors to the possibility of replacement by other qualified persons. The membership of the organization shall be open to as large a portion of the public as possible, subject to such nondiscriminatory conditions and qualifications for membership as may be imposed by the corporate charter or by-laws; provided that this requirement shall not be construed so as to prevent or prohibit an organization from having different classes of membership with different conditions and qualifications for admission and different relative rights, privileges and duties.
(f) If the organization is a previous recipient of a City Grant or a Cultural Service Grant, the organization must have submitted all required reports for previous grants.
(g) At least 76 percent of the organizations operating revenue or support shall be derived from sources other than this program.
(h) The organization shall provide services or activities which benefit or are made available to a broad range of the people of the City and shall be offered on a nondiscriminatory basis to those people.
(i) The organization must as its primary function present, sponsor, exhibit or otherwise offer for public consumption programs or activities in any one or combination of the following disciplines: historic preservation/restoration, arts in education, music, dance, folk arts, humanities, literature, film/video/media, theater and musical theater, visual arts, or collections or exhibits of historical, archeological, scientific or ethnic artifacts, handiwork or objects.

Pre-Application Information:

Letter of Intent forms for the 2021-2022 Cultural Service Grant Program must be completed and submitted online by Tuesday, March 2, 2021 (11:59 PM).

Organizations that submit Letters of Intent will be notified regarding their eligibility for CSGP in April 2021.

For organizations not currently funded through CSGP, completing the Standard Letter of Intent (LOI) is a mandatory prerequisite to completing the full application for the 2021-2022 Cultural Service Grant Program.

Currently funded organizations must complete an abbreviated version of the LOI to ensure that they have maintained eligibility for CSGP for 2021-2022. A restricted access code is sent via email to current grantees so they may access this abbreviated LOI form.

Organizations that submit a LOI for 2021-2022 will be notified of their eligibility to apply for a Cultural Service Grant. Eligible organizations will be provided with information on the next steps in the grant process.

An organization’s budget must be sufficient to provide a 76% match for that amount. In-kind is not allowed.

Application Information:

Forms and Resources:

CSG 20//21 Application Workshop:

Contact Information:

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

Online LOI application:

For questions, contact the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville:

Amy Palmer, Director of Grants Administration

Megan Reid, Administrative Coordinator

The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville
300 Water Street, Suite 201
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 358-3600

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