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Benton County Cultural Coalition (BCCC) Grant

Grants to Benton County, Oregon Nonprofits
for Local Art, Heritage, and Cultural Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Oregon Cultural Trust (OCT) - Benton County Cultural Coalition (BCCC)

LOI Date:


Deadline Date:

10/31/19 11:59 PM


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Grants to Benton County, Oregon nonprofits for projects in the areas of art, heritage, and the humanities. Priorities include organizational capacity building, historic preservation, public art, cultural tourism, economic development, and youth-focused projects. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application. BCCC seeks to fund a balance of rural and urban applicants.

Priority is given to the following goals:
1) Build Organization or Individual Capacity:
Projects that have as a main goal to strengthen the capacity of an organization or individual to do the work they do in art, heritage, or humanities; this includes but is not limited to buying new equipment, purchasing uniforms, hiring an employee.

2) Improve or Preserve Structures:
Projects that have as a main goal to preserve or improve a structure i.e., a storefront, school, historic bank, heritage site.

3) Increase Participation In and Access To Culture:
Projects that have as a main goal to increase participation and access to culture for all Oregonians; this includes but is not limited to increasing diversity of participants and/or creating plans that include all community members.

4) Public Art:
Projects that seek to place art in public and community environments.

5) Lifelong Learning:
Projects that target adults and senior citizens as program participants; this includes but is not limited to adult music programs, art, heritage or cultural programs for adults and senior citizens, etc.

6) Stories/Oral Traditions:
Programs with the main goal of sharing stories in the oral tradition.

7) Cultural Tourism:
Projects and events that promote cultural tourism.

8) Youth:
Any project that is youth related, specifically those for children in grades K-12; it may be partnering with or created by a school; however to be a youth-focused project, school affiliation is not required.

9) Economic Development:
For projects that have as a main goal to improve the economy of their community; this includes but is not limited to seeding organizations, encouraging investment in culture, main street projects, preservation for the sake of increasing commercial traffic to area businesses.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148618

Term of Contract:

Most projects/programs take place between February and August in the year in which they are funded.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any Benton County registered 501(c)(3) organization or group/individual declaring a 501(c)(3) fiscal non-profit sponsor is invited to apply.

All applicants must be from Benton County, Oregon. All grant funded events/programs must take place in Benton County, Oregon.

Pre-Application Information:

How to Apply:

Complete the on-line Letter of Intent form and submit it between August 1st and 11:59 pm on September 10th. Note: You should receive a confirmation e-mail within several minutes.

All of the Letters of Intent that are received by 11:59 pm on September 10th will be reviewed by the Grant Committee by September 30th. No late entries; no exceptions.

Projects which best meet BCCC guidelines will be invited to submit a ‘BCCC Grant Application’ between October 1st and October 31st. In the meantime, you might find the questions on the application useful.

Grant Cycle Timeline:

- Letters of Intent Due: August 1 – September 10
- Grant Writing Workshop and Networking Event: Early October
- Grant Application Form Due: Deadline October 31
- Notification of Grant Awards: First week of December
- Signed Grant Agreements Due: December 15
- Checks Distributed: Early January
- Final Grant Reports due 30 days after project completion
- Modifications to an approved project, including budgeted expenses, timeline, or activities specified in the approved BCCC Grant Application, must be requested by filing an Interim Report.
- Any unused BCCC funds must be returned, by check payable to the Benton County Cultural Coalition, within 30 days of the approved grant completion date.

Contact Information:

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oregon: Benton County