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Community Arts Development (CAD) Grants

Grants to Carroll County, Maryland Nonprofits
for Arts and Cultural Opportunities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Carroll County Arts Council (CCAC)

Deadline Date:

07/28/17 4:00 PM Delivery


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Grants to Carroll County, Maryland nonprofit organizations to provide arts and cultural opportunities for local residents. Consideration will be given to established organizations that offer programming in the disciplines of drama, dance, design, visual arts, and creative literature.

Total CAD awards will be distributed to recipients based on the following parameters: 75% based on recipients' budgets, 15% based on merit scores, and 10% panel discretion.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 145276

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards will vary annually depending on the total amount available for disbursement and the total number of applicants.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for this grant program, an organization must:

-Be a not-for-profit arts organization or a not-for-profit organization presenting arts program or activities.

-Be based in and primarily serving residents of Carroll County.

-Have at least two complete years of operating history and an annual budget greater than $10,000. Smaller or emerging organizations are eligible to apply for Arts Opportunity Mini-Grants rather than this program.

-Conduct its daily operations, rehearsals, performances, and activities in locations that are in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Applications will NOT be accepted from:

-Commercial businesses, individuals, programs within the public school system, and for-profit ventures

-Groups which discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, religion, sexual orientation or disability

-Organizations that already submitted an application for this year and are awaiting review

-Previous CAD grant recipients that have not properly submitted the required reports or acknowledged CCAC support.

If awarded, CAD Grants are unrestricted, except that they may not be used for the retirement of existing debt or for programming outside of the arts.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must be delivered by 4:00 PM on the last Friday in July.

If awarded a grant, the applicant will be notified in writing by October 1.

Contact Information:

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

For questions, please call:

Andy Woodard, Program Associate

Submit applications to:

Attn: CAD Grants Manager
Carroll County Arts Council
91 W. Main St.
Westminster, MD 21157

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland: Carroll County