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Cultural Diversity Program (CDP)

Grants to Broward County, Florida Arts and Cultural Nonprofits
for Program Support and Organizational Development

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Broward County Cultural Division

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Deadline Date:

10/15/18 11:59 PM


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Grants ranging from $5,100 to $25,000 per year to Broward County, Florida nonprofit arts and cultural organizations to support programming that is reflective of the community’s traditions and cultural heritage. Applicants must meet with program staff prior to applying.

Funds may be used for reimbursable program expenses associated with the organization’s total program or for specific projects. This program may award funding on a multi-year basis. The aim of multi-year funding is to maintain quality programming while assisting the organization in developing its own artistic, management and financial capacities. Technical assistance is a required component of all CDP awardees. Through a series of consultations, workshops, and meetings, awardees are expected to develop their organizations in order to build their capacities.

Funding each year in the CDP program is dependent upon achievement of certain benchmarks in the technical assistance process.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 150466

Estimated Size of Grant:

Requests may range from $5,100 up to $25,000 annually.

Term of Contract:

The funding period is October 1, 2019 through September 20, 2020.

This program may award funding on a multi-year (up to 5 years) basis.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Who May Apply:

(a) A nonprofit organization:
1. Whose primary mission is cultural, and develops and sustains the cultures, arts, and artists that are rooted in, and reflective of, the cultural heritage and traditions of the community.
2. Whose principal office address, as recorded in the Secretary of State's Office, is in Broward County.
3. Applicants for first year funding must provide a copy of the organization's application for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Applicants for subsequent year's funding shall include an IRS temporary status letter or designation letter with their application.
4. Which has a governing board, at least fifty percent (50%) of whom reside in Broward County, which meets regularly and operates under a set of bylaws.
5. Which has operated in its discipline(s) in Broward County for a minimum of one (1) uninterrupted year immediately preceding the date of application.
6. Which has provided services in Broward County for a minimum of six (6) months the preceding year.

Funds may not be used for:
(a) Expenses incurred or obligated prior to or after the award period.
(b) Capital Construction or real property.
(c) Interest or reductions or deficits or loans, fines, penalties or cost of litigation.
(d) Prize money, scholarships, awards, plaques, certificates, or contributions.
(e) Benefits and projects planned primarily for fund raising purposes.
(f) Entertainment and promotions including related expenses such as receptions, food, beverages, flowers, t-shirts.
(g) Projects or organizations whose primary purpose is not secular and programs where the primary effect of funding would be to support a religion.
(h) Travel.
(i) Any expenditure not authorized by Section 1-90 Broward County Code of Ordinances.
(j) Matching funds from another Council funding program.
(k) Admissions to cultural programs, exhibits or performances.
(l) Projects that are restricted to private participation, including those programs which would restrict public access on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression (including, but not limited to, Broward County Code, Chapter 161⁄2).
(m) telemarketing
(n) Any other expenditure not authorized by Section I-90 Broward County Code of Ordinances

Pre-proposal Conference:

Before starting the writing process, applicants should:

Schedule a meeting with a member of the Division Staff. If you are considering your first application to the CDP program, you will need to schedule at least two meetings with staff: one to discuss your organization’s eligibility and preparedness for applying for a CDP incentive program; and, one to review your draft application. If you are submitting a second or subsequent application to the CDP program, you will need to schedule at least one meeting to review your progress in the technical assistance program and to review your draft application.

The Program Application Workshop is scheduled for September 5, 2018, 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM at:

Main Library, Cybrary Computer Lab, 7th Floor
100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
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Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: October 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM - All applications must be submitted electronically online.

If the deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the deadline shall automatically become midnight of the following Monday. If the deadline falls on a Broward County, State of Florida, or national (federal) holiday, the incentive program deadline will become midnight (11:59 PM) of the following business day.

Matching funds are not required in the first or second year. In year three, awardees should provide a one-to-one match for the awarded funds. By year five of the CDP cycle, it is expected that a recipient will have established itself, qualified for other monies, funding programs, obtained sponsors, and initiated successful fundraising efforts.

Applicants are urged to plan ahead and begin preparation of their applications well in advance of the due date for submission.

Payment of all grants is on a reimbursement basis and is contingent upon successful completion of the program/project.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Adriane Clarke, Grants Management Specialist

James Shermer, Grants Administrator

Broward Cultural Division
100 South Andrews Avenue, 6th Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1829

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USA: Florida: Broward County