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Grants to Nevada Nonprofits, Tribes, Schools, and Agencies for Arts and Cultural Activities


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USA: Nevada

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Project Grant for Organizations (PGO)

Nevada Arts Council (NAC)

Agency: State

GrantWatch ID #143132

Grant Description

Grants of up to $7,000 to Nevada nonprofit organizations, tribes, government agencies, schools, libraries, and IHEs for arts and cultural projects that positively impact local communities. Funding is intended for a single activity or a number of connected activities, including performances, art exhibits, festivals, and readings. Grants must be used for relevant project expenses including artist fees, production expenses, marketing, planning, and program evaluation.

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  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Public institutions & NV incorporated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply.

Nonprofit organizations
• Must be based in Nevada* (as shown by the address on the organization’s IRS 990 form)
• Must have federal tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (may not use a fiscal agent)
• Must have active incorporation status with the Nevada Secretary of State
• Must not be a current Operating Support Grantee
*Organizations located in states that border Nevada may apply if the majority of the project (at least 75%) serves Nevada communities, and all awarded funds are used to support Nevada communities

Public Institutions (including federally recognized tribes, state or local government, schools, public libraries, and institutions of higher education)
• Must be based in Nevada
• Agencies that exist within the same governmental entity are eligible to apply independently when they have different/distinct mission statements and their own separate advisory boards. Multiple departments/facilities within one agency may not apply independently
• Colleges/universities are limited to no more than one grant to the same academic department per fiscal year
• Individual schools and libraries within the same district/system may apply independently if they have their own budget and facility

In addition to the General Funding Restrictions in the current Grant Policies, PGO funds may NOT be used for:
• Classes, workshops, and other arts learning activities (applications for classes/workshops must be submitted to the Arts Learning Project Grant)
• General operating support (including staff salaries)
• Purchase of permanent equipment

Pre-Application Information:

Applications open: February 21, 2022 at 9:00 am
Application deadline: March 25, 2022 at 5:00 pm

A 1:1 cash match is required.

All applying organizations and public institutions must have a Unique Entity ID (UEI) from in alignment with requirements from the National Endowment for the Arts. This UEI will replace the DUNS number, which will no longer be required. Click here for more information:



Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $7,000

Term of Contract:

Period of support: July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

Contact Information:

Apply online:

Michelle Patrick, Community
Arts Development Specialist

Nevada Arts Council – Carson City Office
716 N. Carson St., Ste A
Carson City, NV 89701

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