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Grants to Oklahoma Nonprofits and Agencies for Arts
and Literacy Programs in Eligible Rural Communities

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Oklahoma City Community Foundation - Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

01/31/20 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $10,000 and grants of up to $15,000 to Oklahoma nonprofit organizations and government entities for projects that benefit rural communities in eligible counties. Applicants must contact program staff prior to applying. Projects must impact the community in the areas of arts, culture, and history, or libraries and literacy.

Projects must provide services in communities with a population of less than 6,000 (as of the 2016 U.S. Census) within one of the following counties: Adair, Atoka, Bryan, Cherokee, Choctaw, Coal, Haskell, Johnston, Latimer, McCurtain, McIntosh, Okfuskee, and Pushmataha.

The project should be new or a significant expansion of a current effort that will positively impact the community in the areas of arts, culture, history, libraries and literacy. The project should benefit a broad range of individuals in the community and not be limited to a small group.

Below are examples of eligible projects in each of the areas of interest:

Arts/Culture/History

  • Programming that fosters interaction among community members, arts organizations and artists; or that activates existing cultural and community assets.
  • Public art that improves public spaces and enhances the community.
  • Artist residencies that provide artists with the opportunity to bring their creative skillsets to rural communities.
  • Festivals and performances that enhance the culture of a community.
  • Projects designed to enhance and preserve a community‚Äôs culture and heritage through public exhibitions, educational programming and historic preservation planning.

Libraries/Literacy

  • Activities that seek to strengthen the role of rural libraries as a community resource and public knowledge center.
  • Programming designed to improve access to libraries and other literacy services for rural citizens including underserved populations such as citizens with disabilities and non-English speaking learners.
  • Projects designed to improve literacy skills including basic reading, writing, math, GED preparation, health and workplace literacy.
  • Programs that promote early literacy and reading activities to families, parents and child care providers.

Lower priority will be given to requests for purchase of equipment unless it is related to a broader program that meets the grant criteria.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 141232

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants of up to $10,000 will be considered to qualified nonprofit organizations or entities of state and local government for projects serving one of the identified eligible communities and/or counties.

Grants of up to $15,000 will be considered to qualified nonprofit organizations or entities of state and local government for projects serving multiple eligible communities and/or counties.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants of will be awarded to qualified nonprofit organizations or entities of state and local government.

Projects must provide services in communities with a population of less than 6,000 (as of the 2016 U.S. Census) within one of the following counties: Adair, Atoka, Bryan, Cherokee, Choctaw, Coal, Haskell, Johnston, Latimer, McCurtain, McIntosh, Okfuskee, and Pushmataha.

Please note that organizations located outside of the counties identified above will be considered for funding as long as services are provided within the eligible communities and/or counties.

Lower priority will be given to requests for purchase of equipment unless it is related to a broader program that meets the grant criteria

Pre-Application Information:

To receive access to the grant application, please request via email to Sharon Astrin by 5:00 PM, Friday, January 24, 2020.

Next grant deadline: January 31, 2020.

Funding decisions will be finalized in the spring of 2020.

The project should have matching support from other resources in the community.

Contact Information:

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

Sharon Astrin
Manager, Grants & Programs
405/606-2920
s.astrin@occf.org

Oklahoma City Community Foundation
1000 N. Broadway
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oklahoma: Rural communities in Adair, Atoka, Bryan, Cherokee, Choctaw, Coal, Haskell, Johnston, Latimer, McCurtain, McIntosh, Okfuskee, and Pushmataha Counties

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