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CCED Phase I: Cultural Plan Grant

Grants to Maine Nonprofits and Agencies for Arts and
Cultural Programs to Stimulate Economic Development

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Maine Arts Commission

Deadline Date:

03/01/18 5:00 PM


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Grants of $10,000 to Maine nonprofits, municipal and county government units, and tribal governments to develop a plan for cultural programming to stimulate downtown development. Applicants must speak with program staff two or more weeks prior to the application deadline.

The Cultural Plan Grant is the required Phase I of the larger Creative Communities = Economic Development (CCED) Phase II Implementation Grant or an opportunity for an organization wishing to create an independent Cultural Plan. CCED is a major grant program that encourages cultural, economic, and governmental sectors to work together to effect community cultural development that stimulates downtown development.

The communities themselves must be poised for growth and engaged in economic and community planning as well as development using other funding sources. Phase I will award successful community applicants a $10,000 grant to develop a Cultural Plan. Phase II will award one successful applicant the $75,000 implementation grant over three years.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 153698

Estimated Size of Grant:

Phase I will award successful community applicants a $10,000 grant to develop a Cultural Plan.

Term of Contract:

The funding cycle for this program is July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Your organization is eligible to apply if it meets all of the following criteria:

- Is a nonprofit organization, legally established in the state of Maine.
- Has a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service or is a unit of municipal, county or tribal government.
- Is in compliance with final reports required for any previous Maine Arts Commission awards received.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants must speak with Julie Richard, Executive Director, two or more weeks prior to the application deadline.

There is a 1:1 required in-kind or cash match for the grant.

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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Julie Richard, Executive Director

Kathy Ann Shaw, Senior Director for Grants and Arts Accessibility

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maine