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Grants to Virginia Arts Nonprofits in Prince William County,
Manassas, and Manassas Park for General Operating Support

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Prince William County (PWC) Department of Parks and Recreation

Deadline Date:

04/19/19 4:59 PM

Description:

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Grants to Virginia nonprofit arts organizations in Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park for general operating support. First-time applicants are required to attend a grant writing workshop prior to submission of the full proposal. Funding is intended to promote educational arts opportunities for local residents in the areas of music, dance, theater, and the literary, media, and visual arts.

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 an annual budget below $100,000, General Operating Grants are limited to a maximum of 20% or less of the previous year's eligible income.
- For organizations with an annual budget of $100,000 or more, General Operating Grants are limited to a maximum of 15% or less of the previous year's eligible income.

Term of Contract:

Activities for the FY20 grant period must be completed between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Prince William County Department of Parks and Recreation will consider grant applications for any organization which:

- Is 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
- Produces, presents, supports or provides educational opportunities for dance, literary arts, media arts, music, theater, visual, and related arts
- Complies 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
- Complies 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
- Is based in Prince William County, Manassas and/or Manassas Park by meeting, rehearsing, exhibiting and operating within this community
- Has 80% members or participants from the community or 70% of services or programs offered within Prince William County, Manassas and/or Manassas Park

High priority is given to organizations that show strong efforts to seek multiple funding resources. (Conversely, low priority will be given to organizations that do not show strong efforts to seek multiple funding resources.)

For a list of Ineligible Activities, see http://www.pwcartscouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/PWC-Arts-Grants-General-Policies-3-19.pdf#page=5.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Attendance at the annual grant workshop is mandatory for grant writers of the applying organizations submitting their first grant application. Due to grant and policy changes, attendance by grant writers of repeat applicants is strongly encouraged to ensure they understand the grant process and deadlines. If an organization is unable to send a participant, an organization may coordinate an appointment with the Admin Support Coordinator. The Admin Support Coordinator will notify organizations about workshop details.

See Supporting Documents below for a powerpoint presentation of the workshop.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications must be submitted to Janet LaFleur by 4:59pm Friday, April 19, 2019. Application materials will not be accepted by fax machine or e-mail.

The Admin Support Coordinator will notify applicants of Grant Panel funding recommendations within 3-5 business days, only after the scoring and full deliberation of all grant recommendations from the Panel are completed. Notification will be made via email.

Application Process:

Standard (Long- Form) application is generally required for General Operating grants. Once an applicant has been approved for (3) consecutive General Operating grants submitted in standard form, they may then complete a Short-Form application for (2) consecutive grant cycle periods. Upon consecutive approval of the two previous Short-Form cycles, an applicant is required to return to the Standard G.O. form to provide evidence of solid organization for at least (1) approved cycle, after which they may return to Short-Form for another (2) consecutive grant cycles.

Applicants may apply to only one of the two categories (General Operating Grants or New and Emerging Grants).

Contact Information:

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

Submit the application by mail or in person, and address any questions by email or telephone, to:

Attention: Janet LaFleur
George Hellwig Admin Building
14420 Bristow Road
Manassas VA 20112

703-792-6189
jlafleur@pwcgov.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Virginia: Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park