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Summer Arts and Science Camps for Kids (SAS-C) Grant Program

Grants to Florida Nonprofits in Eligible Areas
for Arts and Science Youth Summer Camp Programs

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Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and The Children’s Trust

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

11/15/21 11:59 PM


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Grants of up to $40,000 to Florida nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to provide underserved children with high-quality arts and science summer programs. Applicants must attend an information workshop prior to applying. Funding is intended to supplement existing programs in Miami-Dade County. Programs must be provided at little or no cost to attendees.

Priority attention will be given to:

  • Projects that address children and youth whose ability to participate in such programs may be limited by geography, economics, or disability, including those who are otherwise regularly identified as belonging to special populations, such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth; children in foster care; youth under the jurisdiction of the juvenile justice system; children with incarcerated parents; and those who are homeless;
  • Projects that are able to expand program offerings and/or capacity in order to reach a broader population of underserved children and youth; and
  • Projects in which unduplicated children and youth who are underwritten by SAS-C funding will attend the camp program for at least 19 program days.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 144945

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum request: $40,000

Term of Contract:

Program funding period: June 1 - August 15

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to apply, an organization must:
- Be legally incorporated in the State of Florida as not for profit with tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Service Code. Applications from not-for-profit organizations designated tax-exempt under other subsections of 501(c) will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis; or be an educational institution of higher learning (such as a college or university), municipality, or governmental entity. Proof of incorporation and IRS tax-exempt designation is required at the time of application;
- Be the camp “owner/presenter” directly responsible for managing, overseeing, and implementing ALL administrative aspects of the proposed camp program, including but not limited to camper registration, data collection, reporting, scheduling, program design, production, implementation, contracting for artists/services, etc.;
- Have a minimum one-year track record of providing high quality, comprehensive and specialized cultural arts or science camp programs for children and/or youth in Miami-Dade County;
- Not be a fiscal agent applying on behalf of another entity;
- Not be a religious organization whose proposed project, in whole or in part, is designed to promote religious or sectarian activities or to encourage the preference of a particular religion;
- Not be an educational organization or facility (such as a daycare/preschool/school), other than institutions of higher learning or university-operated cultural institutions that provide services, cultural programs, and open access to the community and the general public beyond their educational mission and on a regular basis; and
- Not be a school support organization (such as parent-teacher association, booster club or auxiliary organization).

Funded programs must be geographically located in Miami-Dade County, be open to the community at large, and not solely be for the benefit of the applicant organization, or its students or members. Grant funds may not be used to underwrite scholarships for children/youth who reside outside of Miami-Dade County. Applications from fiscal agents will not be accepted.

Grant Use Restrictions:

Pre-proposal Conference:

ALL SAS-C applicants (both new and returning) must attend one of the SAS-C specific workshops. There are no exceptions to this requirement.

SAS-C Pre-Grant Submittal Workshop Schedule:

First-time SAS-C Applicants: Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 3:00 PM
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Returning SAS-C Applicants: Thursday, October 7, 2021, 10:30 AM
Register here:

Pre-Application Information:

Grants Program Timeline:
- Grant Funding Period: June 1 - August 15, 2022
- Applications Available: October 2021
- SAS-C Pre-Grant Submission Workshop: October 5 and October 7, 2021
- Courtesy Review Deadline: November 8, 2021, 11:59 PM
- Deadline: November 15, 2021, 11:59 PM
- Application Comments / Corrections Issued: December 14, 2021
- Corrected / Final Application Due: December 21, 2021
- SAS-C Panel Meeting Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022, 10:00 AM
- Cultural Affairs Council Approval: March 2022
- Board of County Commissioners Approval: April/May 2022
- Award Notifications Issued: April/May 2022
- Summer Camp Inclusion Strategies for Children and Youth with Disabilities Workshop: April 11, 2022
- Availability of Grant Funds: No earlier than June 2022

Please be aware that before you are able to access the online grant application, you must have a user account for basic log-in access and complete and submit a Grant Eligibility and Request Form. Requesting access to the grant application less than 7 business days prior to an upcoming deadline is neither an adequate timeframe for successful completion nor a reasonable expectation of staff. Additionally, requests to apply to the program received at or after 5:00 PM on the program’s final deadline will not be accepted.

Organizations are encouraged to complete the entire application process at least 72 hours in advance of the application deadline to ensure successful submittal. Applications received from first-time applicants by the grant program’s published application deadline will be reviewed by the Program Administrator. Feedback and suggestions for strengthening and/or correcting the application will be provided approximately 7 days prior to the corrected/final application deadline.

Prior applicants to the Summer Arts and Science Camps for Kids Grant (SAS-C) have the option to submit a completed application, including all required support materials, no later than 11:59 PM one full calendar week in advance of the grant program’s published application deadline for a thorough “Courtesy Review” by the Program Administrator. Application corrections requested by the Program Administrator will be issued approximately 7 days prior to the corrected/final application deadline. Organizations are encouraged to complete their corrections at least 3 business days in advance of the corrected/final application deadline to ensure successful submittal.

Applicants must demonstrate a cash match for the funding requested. The Summer Arts & Science Camps for Kids Grants Program shall not be considered the sole source of funding for the proposed project. Applicants should thoroughly explore other funding in addition to seeking support from this program.

Grantees receiving funding through the SAS-C Grants Program shall be required to participate in a one-day All Kids Included (AKI) Professional Development Workshop on Inclusion Strategies for Children and Youth with Disabilities.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Katherine Revell, Cultural Projects Administrator
tel: (305) 375-5830

Francine Andersen
TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
111 NW 1st Street, Suite 625
Miami, FL 33128
Phone (305) 375-5830
Fax (305) 375-3068

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