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General Operating Grant (GOG)

Grants to Maryland Nonprofit Organizations in Eligible
Locations to Support Arts Programming and General Operations

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Allegany Arts Council (AAC)

Deadline Date:

06/30/20

Description:

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Grants to Maryland nonprofit arts organizations in eligible locations for general operating support. Grant funds may be used to support operations, arts-related programming, or for capital improvements. Programs and events must be open to the general public. Eligible applicants must be based in Allegany County.

Applications which address the Allegany Arts Council Strategic Goals will be given special consideration. The goals outline the work of this organization and its grantees.
  1. Promoting awareness, appreciation, and engagement in the arts.
  2. Supporting local artists and arts organizations.
  3. Sustaining Arts Council operations.
  4. Promoting health and well-being through the arts.
  5. Contributing to economic development through the arts.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148877

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum award per year is $3,500.

Term of Contract:

Funding is for activities occurring between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

General Operating Grants are open to 501(c)3 organizations whose primary mission is arts-related.

- Grantees must be non-profit (or eligible for IRS tax-exempt status), and based in Allegany County with programming and business conducted in Allegany County.
- By-laws must provide that assets do not accrue to any director, officer or member of the organization.
- Programs and events funded with GOG money must be open to the general public.
- GOG funds may not be used for fundraising events, or social functions. Note that this is an Allegany Arts Council policy and that the Maryland State Arts Council does not match capital improvement.
- Programs that proselytize for specific political actions or religious beliefs are not eligible for funding.

For more information about Eligibility, see the Guidelines document in Supporting Documents below.

Pre-Application Information:

All applicants must submit a fully-completed application by the application deadline of June 30, 2020.

In order to stimulate rather than replace community support, a 1:1 cash match is required (i.e., GOG grant funding may not exceed 1/2 of the proposed program budget). Funds from the Maryland State Arts Council are not allowed as part of this match. In-kind or donated services are similarly ineligible to be included in the match although they should be identified on the application.

Contact Information:

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

Please feel free to contact any of the Allegany Arts Council staff members directly via email, or call 301-777-ARTS (2787).
- Julie Westendorff, Executive Director: jwestendorff@alleganyarts.org
- Samantha Kennedy, Manager, Programming and Special Events Coordinator: skennedy@alleganyarts.org

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