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CCED Phase I: Cultural Plan Grant

Grants to Maine Nonprofits and Agencies to Assess and Plan
Arts and Cultural Programs that Will Stimulate Economic Development

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Maine Arts Commission

Conf. Date:

01/05/21

Deadline Date:

03/25/21 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $10,000 to Maine nonprofits, municipal and county government units, and tribal governments to develop a plan for cultural programming to stimulate community economic development. Applicants must speak with program staff prior to the submission of an application. Funding is intended to help communities and regions assess their cultural needs and create a cultural plan.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 153698

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $10,000

Term of Contract:

The complete planning process is expected to take up to 12–18 months.

Projects should take place between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Your community/region is eligible to apply only if it meets all of the following criteria at the time of application:
- The lead applicant is a stable and well-established nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service or is a unit of municipal, county or tribal government, legally established in the state of Maine.
- The applicant has a valid DUNS number.
- The lead applicant is in compliance with Final Reports required by the Maine Arts Commission for previous awards received.
- The applicant has discussed the proposal with agency staff two or more weeks prior to the deadline and has been approved to apply.

Please note that this grant is for a community Cultural Plan and is not intended for individual organizational planning.

Grant awards may not be re-granted nor used to cover the costs of brick-and-mortar projects, permanent or capital equipment, operating support, or fundraising.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A grants information session will be held online on January 5, 2021 from 12:00-1:00 PM.

Register online for the grants information session: https://mainehumanities.org/grants-information-session/

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadline: March 25, 2021 by 5:00 PM

Applicants must discuss the proposal with agency staff two or more weeks prior to the application deadline.

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

All applicants must have an active Maine Arts Commission account and current Vendor Code to receive funding.

Notifications to applicants of the spring deadlines are sent in mid-July. The review process and delivery of funds may take up to six months. This means that grant funds may be used to reimburse costs which have been incurred for the project after the grant has been approved but prior to funds being disbursed.

For relevant forms and other grants help, see https://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Funding/Grants-Help

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://mainearts-grants.maine.gov/account/login

For general questions about the application or review process:
Kerstin Gilg, Director of Grants and Accessibility
kerstin.gilg@maine.gov
207/ 287-6719

For questions about award payments:
Darren Henry, Director of Operations
Darren.Henry@maine.gov
207/ 287-2726

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