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Grants to Virginia Arts Nonprofits in
Eligible Areas for Operating Support

Agency Type:

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Prince William County (PWC) Department of Parks and Recreation

Deadline Date:

04/19/21 4:59 PM

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Grants to Virginia nonprofit arts organizations in eligible locations for operating support. Funding is intended to recognize and support local arts nonprofits, to promote the quality programming and services that they provide to the community, and to strengthen their capacity to serve residents. Eligible applicants are based in the Greater Prince William Area, including Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park.

General Operating Grants are intended to provide a base of operating support to arts organizations in the community in recognition of the valuable programs and services they provide. General Operating Grants also contribute to the permanence of these organizations in the community and help ensure diverse artistic offerings and experiences for residents.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 143531

Estimated Size of Grant:

- For organizations with annual budgets less than $100,000, General Operating Grants are limited to 20% or less of the previous year’s eligible income.
- For organizations with annual budgets of $100,000 or more, General Operating Grants are limited to 15% or less of the previous year’s eligible income.

Term of Contract:

Activities for the FY22 grant period must be completed between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Prince William County Department of Parks and Recreation will consider grant applications for any organizations that
- Are recognized as a non-profit and exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(a), which includes the 501(c) 3 designation, of the Internal Revenue code for at least one year and has completed a season of programs.
- Produce, present, support, or provide educational opportunities for dance, literary arts, media arts, music, theater, visual, and related arts;
- Comply with Title VI, Section 601, of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which states that no person, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance;
- Comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which state that no otherwise qualified person shall, solely by reason of his or her handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance;
- Are based in Prince William County, Manassas, and/or Manassas Park by meeting, rehearsing, exhibiting, and operating within this community;
- Have 80% members or participants from the community or 70% of services or programs offered within Prince William County, Manassas, and/or Manassas Park;
- Submitted all required final reports for previous grant(s) received from Prince William County.

Low priority will be given to organizations that do not show strong efforts to seek multiple funding resources.

For information about ineligible activities, see:
https://pwcartscouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/FY-22-Arts-Grants-General-Policies.pdf#page=5

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications must be submitted no later than 4:59 pm on Monday, April 19, 2021.

The Arts Recreation Specialist will notify applicants of Grant Panel funding recommendations within 5-7 business days, only after the scoring and full deliberation of all grant recommendations from the Panel are completed.

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications and questions to Janet LaFleur at jlafleur@pwcgov.org.

And mail/drop off a hard copy at:
Arts Recreation Specialist
George Hellwig Administration
14420 Bristow Road
Manassas, Va. 20112

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