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Commission for Community Assistance, Arts and Special Events (CCAASE) Grant

Grants to Colorado Nonprofits in Eligible Regions
to Provide Arts Programs and Community Services

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Town of Telluride - Commission for Community Assistance, Arts and Special Events (CCAASE)

Conf. Date:

09/01/21

Deadline Date:

09/27/21 Midnight MDT

Description:

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Grants to Colorado nonprofit organizations in eligible regions to provide arts programming and community services. Certain applicants are required to participate in a grant forum prior to applying. Funding is intended to support and develop the capacity of local community support and arts organizations. Funds must be used to support events and programming in the Town of Telluride.

Grants are available in two categories and applicants must choose one category only.

Arts and Special Events Grants

  • Grants are made to arts organizations (performing arts, visual arts, and art-based education) and special events (defined as “town gatherings that are open to the general public”).
  • The arts and special events community may receive grants to support activities within the Town of Telluride that address the CCAASE mission to develop, maintain, and encourage the expansion of an environment conducive to festivals, performing arts, visual arts, and special events.

Community Support Grants

  • Grants are made to service (human, welfare, and community), athletic, and educational organizations.
  • Community support organizations may receive grants to support activities and programs that are accessible to the Town of Telluride community and encourage the development of an environment conducive to healthy community organizations that provide programs for citizen welfare and education in the region.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 140512

Estimated Size of Grant:

CCAASE’s appropriation for 2022 from the Town of Telluride is yet to be determined and therefore the budget for the current grants-making initiative is currently unknown.

Term of Contract:

The funding period is January 1 through December 31, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following criteria apply to all applicants:
1. Only one (1) application may be submitted per organization. Organizations that intend to request funding for separate programs should obtain approval from P&R staff.
2. Applicants may apply as a 501-(C)-3 organization, or under the umbrella of a 501-(C)-3 organization with a compatible mission statement. For-profit applicants are not eligible. A letter of agreement between the applicant and any umbrella organization, written by the umbrella organization, must be included with the grant application (a sample letter of agreement is posted on the Town’s website). The letter of agreement must outline the responsibilities of the two organizations, including: Umbrella organization mission statement, including a statement about how the missions of the umbrella and applicant organizations are compatible; Copy of the resolution by the umbrella organization accepting the applicant; Budget and program administration; Whether applicant organization pays a financial sponsorship to the umbrella organization for administration; Ownership of names, products, and so forth; and contact information for the person at the umbrella organization who oversees the applicant’s program administration.
Note: If funded, the check will be issued to the umbrella organization for dispersal to the applicant.
3. Colorado nonprofit applicants with no 501-(C)-3 certificate, or umbrella organization may apply and be granted funds with stipulations such as: staggered payments, periodic reports, presentations to CCAASE, and so forth.
4. Extra information or material may not be sent to members of CCAASE. Please do not discuss your grant with CCAASE members during the grant process (September 2021 through January 2022).
5. At a minimum, the applicant organization shall have a board of directors that meets the following requirements: Composed of at least three (3) members; meet regularly with documented agendas, minutes, etc.
6. Organizations that currently receive funding from their own mill levy tax assessment or through the Town of Telluride (including, but not limited to, revenues from property tax, sales tax, excise tax, fees*, pass-through funding, appropriated budget line items*, appropriations through the Affordable Housing or Open Space Funds*, etc.) are ineligible. *Excluding fees for services budgeted and billed for separately.

Arts and Special Events Grants:
CCAASE will consider proposals from organizations and special events that meet the following eligibility criteria:
1. Applications will be accepted from organizations and events that provide educational, artistic, entertainment, and cultural opportunities for the public to participate in within the Telluride Town limits.
2. Special event and festival applicants must have completed all CCAASE Calendar application requirements corresponding to the year of application.

Programming and events to which any of the following criteria or uses applies will not be considered for funding:
1. Debt and deficit reduction;
2. Out of town activities;
3. Commercial (for profit) enterprise or activities; and
4. Capital expenditures (defined as money used to buy, maintain, or improve a fixed asset, such as buildings, vehicles, equipment, or land.)

Community Support Grants:
CCAASE will consider proposals from community organizations that provide programs for citizen welfare and education. Programming and activities shall be accessible to the Town of Telluride community.

Programming and events to which any of the following criteria or uses applies will not be considered for funding:
1. Debt and deficit reduction;
2. Commercial (for profit) enterprise or activities; and
3. Capital expenditures (defined as money used to buy, maintain, or improve a fixed asset, such as buildings, vehicles, equipment, or land.)

Pre-proposal Conference:

If you are a new applicant or have not applied for CCAASE funding in the previous two years, you are required to attend a mandatory grant forum to be held on September 1, 2021 at 12:00 noon in Rebekah Hall (113 West Columbia Avenue) during the regular CCAASE meeting. The grant forum is optional for all other applicants and encouraged for new financial or grant writing staff.

Pre-Application Information:

The 2022 Grant Deadline is Midnight MDT on Monday, September 27, 2021.

Please note, organizations may be in only one grant category and may only submit one application. If CCAASE does not agree with the chosen category, a public hearing will be held on November 3, 2021 to discuss appropriate categorization.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Parks and Recreation Department of the Town of Telluride for guidance. Please do so well in advance of the application deadline.

CCAASE will select and notify applicants for random interviews each year for updates on your organization. If selected, the applicant will be required to have a representative present at the determined CCAASE meeting at 12:00 PM in Rebekah Hall located at 113 W. Columbia.

CCAASE Info: https://telluride.gosmart.org/page.php?id=363

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://telluride.gosmart.org/agreement.php

Please contact Parks and Recreation regarding any CCAASE grant or calendar information:
970-728-2173
jwontrobski@telluride-co.gov

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