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Montana Cultural Trust Grants - Cultural and Aesthetic Projects

Grants to Montana Nonprofits, Agencies, IHEs, and
Individuals for a Range of Arts and Cultural Activities

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Montana Arts Council (MAC) and Montana Cultural Trust

Deadline Date:

08/01/20 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Montana nonprofit organizations, government agencies, colleges and universities, and individuals to support a range of cultural and arts projects. Funding is intended to promote cultural activities within a variety of interests and disciplines. Requests are encouraged for applicants serving rural communities, racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, institutionalized populations, youth, and the aging. Successful applicants will expand opportunities for all Montanans to create, participate in, and appreciate Montana’s wide range of cultural resources.

Cultural & Aesthetic Projects seeks to support a robust cultural environment with funding for programs, activities, and acquisitions. The cultural focus of these investments is broad and includes:

  • The visual, performing, literary and media arts
  • History, archaeology, and folklore
  • Archives, libraries, and collections
  • Historic preservation and the renovation of cultural facilities

Applicants may apply for funds in only one of the following categories:  

  • Special project
  • Operational support
  • Capital expenditure

For additional information about these types of requests, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 154244

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards will generally be $2,000-$10,000 for the two-year grant period. The average award for the current cycle is approximately $6,000.

Term of Contract:

Two years: July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2023

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All applicants must be one of the following:
- A non-profit organization incorporated in Montana and registered and in good standing with the Montana Secretary of State. Applicants will be required to submit documentation of Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3) ruling.
- A governing unit, defined as a state, region, county, city, town, or Indian tribe. Applicants will be required to submit a letter on official letterhead, with the date the program seeking support was established and signed by the authorizing official.
- Any person, association, or group may apply using an eligible fiscal agent. Applicant organizations serving as a fiscal agent are limited to one application and become the legal applicant of record. MAC will not serve as a fiscal agent.
- College and university requests must significantly extend services beyond the campus.

Proposed activities cannot meet school accreditation standards, mandated requirements, or supplant other funds for current or ongoing programs operated by schools, colleges, or universities.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is 5:00 pm on Saturday, August 1, 2020.

Applicants will be notified of funding decisions in May 2021.

Special projects and requests for operational support require a 1:1 cash or in-kind match. Capital expenditures require a 3:1 cash or in=kind match.

Applicants must have a valid DUNS number and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Direct questions to
Brian Moody

To request an alternative format contact:
Kristin Han Burgoyne

Montana Arts Council
830 N. Warren Street
Helena, MT 59601

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