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Statewide and Regional Networks (SRN) Program Grant

Grants to California Arts Nonprofits and Agencies
for Operating Support to Enhance Local Arts Networks

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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California Arts Council (CAC)

Conf. Date:

09/24/19

Deadline Date:

11/15/19 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $35,000 to California nonprofit arts organizations and arts-based units of government for general operating support. Funding is intended to support service and network organizations that have regional or statewide reach. Funding areas may include may mentorships, career services, networking events, arts advocacy, communications, professional development opportunities, and re-granting.

The goals of the Statewide and Regional Networks program are:

  • To strengthen and advance the arts and culture ecosystem in California through general operating support for arts service organizations and networks that represent the diversity and vibrancy of California.
  • To strengthen the organizational capacity of arts service organizations and networks in delivering services such as communications, professional development opportunities, re-granting, mentorships, career services, networking, and local arts advocacy.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 151192

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicant organizations can request up to $35,000.

Term of Contract:

Grant Activity Period: July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
- Applicant organization must be an arts service organization, network, or association with regional or statewide reach as stated in program definitions.
- Applicants must either be a California-based nonprofit arts organization, arts-based unit of municipal or county government, or tribal government.
- All activities to be funded by the California Arts Council must take place in California.
- All applicants must have a minimum two-year history of consistent engagement in arts programming and/or services prior to the application deadline.
- All applicant organizations must have a principal place of business in California.
- Applicant organizations must demonstrate proof of nonprofit status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or section 23701d of the California Revenue and Taxation Code, or must be a unit of government, including California Native American or Indigenous tribal governments.
- Fiscal Sponsors: Applicants without nonprofit status may use a California-based Fiscal Sponsor with a federal 501(c)(3) designation to conduct work on a not-for-profit project. The Fiscal Sponsor will provide the fiscal and administrative services needed to complete the grant. If a grant is awarded, the Fiscal Sponsor becomes the legal contractor. The Fiscal Sponsor must also demonstrate consistent arts services or programming in California for a minimum of two years prior to the application deadline.
- Applicants using Fiscal Sponsors must submit all required materials for the Fiscal Sponsor at the time of application.

All activities to be funded by the California Arts Council must take place in California.

Funding restrictions can be seen at: http://www.cac.ca.gov/programs/program_files/1920/FY19_SRN_Guidelines.pdf#page=9

Pre-proposal Conference:

A one-hour webinar will take place during which staff will provide an overview of the CAC's unique grant opportunities for 2019-20, with deadlines coming this fall. Get tips and insights into the state grant process and discover best practices for putting together a successful application. An archived video of this session will be published to the California Arts Council website within 24 hours following the webinar.

Tue, Sep 24, 2019 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM EEST

Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3581640836788316684

Pre-Application Information:

Important dates:
- Application available: September 11, 2019
- Application deadline: November 15, 2019, 11:59 PM
- Funding notifications: March 2020
- Grant Activity Period: July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

New applicants to this program are highly encouraged to contact the Program Specialist to confirm eligibility before starting an application.

All grant recipients must provide a dollar-for-dollar (1:1) match for this grant. The matching funds requirement may be met entirely through cash match sources, or by applying the value of in-kind sources for up to 50% of the match.

Guidelines: http://www.cac.ca.gov/programs/srn-guidelines.php

Application resources: http://www.cac.ca.gov/programs/app.php

Grant Programs Overview video: http://www.cac.ca.gov/programs/program_files/1819/Videos/CAC_Webinar_%202018_GrantProgramsOverview.mp4

Contact Information:

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

Online application system: https://calartscouncil.smartsimple.com/

Maya Austin, Arts Program Specialist
maya.austin@arts.ca.gov
(916) 322-6584

To schedule a 15-minute phone consultation with Maya:
https://calendly.com/maya-austin/15min

California Arts Council
1300 I Street, Suite 930
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 322-6555
Toll Free: (800) 201-6201
FAX: (916) 322-6575

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