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Summer Youth Employment in the Arts Program

Grants to Illinois Nonprofits, Agencies, IHEs, and Schools to
Provide Arts-Related Summer Jobs to High School Students

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Funding Source:

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Illinois Arts Council Agency

Deadline Date:

12/15/19 11:59 PM CST

Description:

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Grants of up to $6,000 to nonprofit organizations, government agencies, institutions of higher education, and schools to provide summer job opportunities for high school students. Funding is intended for jobs that are administrative or artistic in nature, or a combination of both. Applicants may receive funding for up to four students per summer, including recent high school graduates who have not yet entered college. The IACA will support up to 20 hours per week per student.

This program intends to provide: 

  • Positive experiences and training in the arts to enhance personal growth; 
  • Specific skill development to promote career preparation; 
  • A deeper and broadened connection to community; 
  • Greater awareness and understanding of the impact and value of art in personal and public life; and 
  • Staffing support to further the mission and goals of the organization.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 150616

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request up to $6,000. The requested amount for any single student can be no more than $3,000. The stipend offered must be no less than the Illinois minimum wage.

Term of Contract:

Grant requests for Fiscal Year 2020 are for employment opportunities occurring between May 15, 2020 and September 15, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Illinois Arts Council Agency provides public funding to Illinois residents, not-for-profit, tax-exempt (501c3) organizations, units of government, and institutions of higher education. Applicants must include proof of eligibility at the time of application.

SYEA is only open to organizations that have received an IACA Program Grant, Grant to Arts Service Organizations, or Partners in Excellence Grant in Fiscal Year 2019 or 2020.

Students may only participate in one IACA supported position per year.

To be eligible applicants must:
- Be tax exempt (501c3) organizations registered as not-for-profit corporations in good standing with the Illinois Secretary of State, or units of government (i.e., school, school district, park district, library district), or institutions of higher education.
- Have received an IACA Program Grant, Grant to Arts Service Organizations, or Partners in Excellence Grant in Fiscal Years 2019 or 2020.
– Be compliant with all Fiscal Years 2019 and 2020 IACA requirements.
– Have no record of penalties or forfeiture of IACA grants from Fiscal Years 2019 through 2020.
– Submit all FY20 SYEA application materials by the deadline.

Unincorporated organizations and individuals may not apply to the IACA through a fiscal agent.

Applicants must have a valid DUNS number (http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform) and be registered with SAM.gov.

For complete eligibility information, see: http://www.arts.illinois.gov/Proof%20of%20Eligibility

Pre-Application Information:

The FY20 deadline is December 15, 2019, by 11:59 PM CST.

Applicants must secure a cash match equal to the amount requested. The match must come from sources other than the State of Illinois, including the IACA. Staff salaries attributed to time spent with the student employees and overhead expenses related to the project may be used as the cash match. Expenses must relate directly to the student employees’ job responsibilities.

Requirements: http://www.arts.illinois.gov/grantee-requirements

Policies and Priorities: http://www.arts.illinois.gov/grants-programs/funding-programs/policies-priorities

Proof of Eligibility: http://www.arts.illinois.gov/Proof%20of%20Eligibility

Using Illinois eGrant: http://www.arts.illinois.gov/Using%20Illinois%20eGrant

Contact Information:

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

Register and apply online: https://illinoisarts.egrant.net/login.aspx?PIID=147&OID=35

For specific information on this program, contact:
Teresa Davis, Program Director, TA/Administrator
312-814-4990
Teresa.N.Davis@illinois.gov

To obtain assistance regarding applications and written materials, contact the agency’s ADA/504 Access Coordinator:
Encarnación M. Teruel
Phone: +1 (312) 814-6753
TTY: +1 (888) 261-7957
Email: Encarnacion.Teruel@illinois.gov

For general information about the IACA contact:
Illinois Arts Council Agency
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph, Suite 10-500
Chicago, IL 60601-3230
312-814-6750
1-800-237-6994 Toll-free in Illinois
Email: iac.info@illinois.gov

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