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 2022 through January 2023).
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.
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.