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Prince William County (PWC) Department of Parks and Recreation

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04/17/20 4:59 PM


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Grants of up to $1,000 to Virginia nonprofit arts organizations in eligible locations for operating expenses. Funding is intended to give seed money to newly established organizations providing valuable activities to local communities, with a priority for those that demonstrate high standards of effective management, artistic quality, and ability to raise funds. Eligible organizations are located in Prince William County.

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GrantWatch ID#: 143532

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant eligibility is limited to the lesser amount of $1,000 or 50% of an organization’s most recently completed fiscal year budget – or – current fiscal year for first time applicants. Grant eligibility may increase in increments of $500 following each approved grant cycle, (i.e. after receiving a second grant award, next application request may allow $1000 increase). Total eligible request may not exceed $2500.

Term of Contract:

Activities for this grant period must be completed between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. FY21 Arts Grants do not fund activities held prior to July 1, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility: 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. (Exception is for organizations applying for New & Emerging Grants);
- produce, present, support or provide educational opportunities for dance, literary arts, media arts, music, theater, visual, and related arts;
-have established financial autonomy, have attained a recognized level of artistic quality or public recognition commensurate with their stated goals, and have not been in existence for more than three (3) years.
- 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;

NOTE: Prince William County Arts Council affiliation is not a requirement to apply for New & Emerging grant funds.

Pre-Application Information:

All grant applicants must submit applications to Nancy Kenny by email by 4:59 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2020, with a hard copy sent by mail.

The Arts Recreation Specialist will notify an organization that its application has been received.

Contact Information:

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

Nancy Kenny

DPRT Hellwig Administrative Building
14420 Bristow Road
Manassas, VA 20112

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