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Cultural Development Grant

Grants to Florida Nonprofits to
Support Cultural Programming

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Arts Council of Hillsborough County (ACHC)

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Deadline Date:

07/17/20 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $15,000, grants of up to $20,000, and grants of up to $25,000 to Florida nonprofit cultural organizations in eligible locations for general program support. Funding is intended for programs that serve diverse audiences and communities. Eligible applicants are located in Hillsborough County.

The Arts Council of Hillsborough County (ACHC) is committed to facilitating participation in cultural programs by all individuals in Hillsborough County. The Cultural Development Grant Program provides general program support to local cultural organizations with programming that not only serves diverse audiences but also reaches geographically diverse communities. In addition, it is the intent of the program to encourage the development of both cultural and administrative operations of these organizations.  Funds provided through this grant program are also intended to enhance the organization’s ability to attract new audiences and increase funding from other sources.

An organization applying for a grant must have as its primary mission the delivery of cultural programs. Cultural disciplines encompass, but are not limited to: architecture, crafts, creative writing, dance, history, literature, media arts, music, photography, theatre, traditional arts, visual arts, and the execution, exhibition, or presentation of such allied cultural forms.

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GrantWatch ID#: 145352

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Level 1: Organizations with revenue under $100,000 may apply for up to $15,000 for general program support.
- Level 2: Organizations with revenue between $100,000 and $399,999 may apply for up to $20,000 for general program support.
- Level 3: Organizations with revenue of more than $400,000 may apply for up to $25,000 for general program support.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Cultural Development Grants are awarded on a competitive basis to nonprofit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) Florida corporations that meet the eligibility requirements and provide cultural programming in Hillsborough County.

All applicant organizations must meet the following eligibility criteria at the time of application.
- Applicant organization must be registered as an active nonprofit Florida corporation with the Florida Division of Corporations with a principal address in Hillsborough County.
- Programs, services and events open to the public and benefit residents of Hillsborough County.
- Fifty percent of its events occurred in Hillsborough County in the 12 months prior to application (a touring production counts as a single event).
- Organizations must show in their budget that they are capable of at least a dollar-for-dollar match for the grant amount requested from the Arts Council. No in-kind contributions will be considered as part of this match.
- Must provide a complete copy of the most recently filed IRS Form 990 or IRS Form 990EZ which must be dated within 18 months prior to application deadline date. No 990 postcard filings will be accepted.
- Organizations that have not fulfilled contractual grant agreements with the Arts Council of Hillsborough County in previous years are not eligible for funding.
- Applications from municipalities, governmental entities, educational institutions and fiscal agents will not be accepted.

For Specific Eligibility Requirements, see

Organizations that currently receive funding from the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners or the Tourist Development Council are not eligible (does not include capital project funds).

For ineligible activities, see

Pre-proposal Conference:

Organizations applying for a Cultural Development Grant from the Arts Council must attend an application workshop, the first step in the application process. This is optional for current Cultural Development Grantees.

Workshop for Applicants: Friday, June 19, 2020, 10am, (online ZOOM meeting details to follow) Registration required.
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Pre-Application Information:

Cultural Development Grants are awarded on a competitive basis and are judged on cultural merit, community outreach and financial/administrative management. This annual grant cycle is Sept. 15 through Aug. 31.

Important Dates for 2021 Program:
- June 15, 2020 – Program Opens: Grant applications open online Monday, June 15, 2020, 9am. Registration required. See the application link in Contact Information below.
- June 19, 2020: Workshop for Applicants
- July 17, 2020 – Application Deadline: All applications must be submitted in the online grant system by Friday, July 17, 2020, 5 pm.
- August 19, 2020 – Panel Review Meeting: Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, 9:30am - 12pm, (online ZOOM meeting details to follow). All applicants encouraged to attend.

The Arts Council anticipates total grant requests will exceed funds available; consequently, requests are generally not fully funded.

Organizations may submit only one application, but multiple programs within the organization may be included

Contact Information:

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


If you have questions about the program, eligibility or application, please contact Joseph Federico, Grants and Contracts Compliance at 813.276.8250 or

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