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City of Santa Barbara Cultural Arts Grants: Community Arts (CA) Grant

Grants to California Nonprofits in Eligible Locations to
Increase Accessibility to the Arts for Local Residents

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture

Conf. Date:

09/21/21

Deadline Date:

10/08/21 5:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants of up to $6,000 to California nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to increase accessibility to the arts for local residents. First-time applicants must attend a workshop prior to applying. Funding is intended to support programs and projects for underserved children, youth, and communities. Applicants must serve the City of Santa Barbara.

The City of Santa Barbara’s Community Arts Granting Program (CA) funds grant requests that provide small-scale projects and programs for under-served communities, children and youth. Often, projects supported by Community Arts grants occur one time only and are not offered on an ongoing basis.

All City of Santa Barbara grant programs will be scored using the following criteria:

  1. Overall need for proposed project and the lasting impact on the community served
  2. Fiscal responsibility: overall cost-effectiveness of project, including the use of matching funds and other kinds of financial and community support
  3. Commitment to payment for any artistic services
  4. Use of qualified experts in their artistic medium and/or cultural field in programs
  5. Inclusion of diverse communities and artists in program planning and implementation

In addition, Community Arts Grants will specifically be scored with the following criteria:

  1. Partnerships, collaboration, and innovation
  2. Number of people served and the depth of the program offered
  3. Cultural relevance to the community being served

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 154675

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum grant request: $6,000

Term of Contract:

Funded Activity Period: January 1- December 31

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for City arts and culture grant funding, the applicant must:
- Apply as a nonprofit organization with tax-exempt status [501(c)(3)]* [or] a nonprofit [501(c)(3)] fiscal sponsor representing an individual artist/s.
- If an applicant does not have 501(c)(3) status, they may apply under the auspices of a registered 501(c)(3) organization. The fiscal sponsor acts as the fiscal agent for the group or individual applying and assumes all responsibilities required by the contract. Any payment for services rendered is issued to the fiscal sponsor.
- Serve the City of Santa Barbara with the grant program and funding.
- The applying organization, upon award funding and based on grant project, may be required to show proof of general liability insurance, worker’s compensation insurance, and/or auto insurance as part of the grant agreement process.

Funding Requests are ineligible for the following:
- Organizations and/or projects currently receiving funds through a line item in the City Budget.
- Capital improvements and construction of buildings or facilities over $1500.
- Organizations primarily involved in political action, legislation, lobbying; projects with religious purposes.
- Programs in facilities that are not ADA compliant.
- Trusts, endowment funds, regranting, investments, or prize money.
- Profit-making organizations, ventures, or replacement of deficit funds.
- Fundraising or arts services for events in which fundraising is the primary purpose.
- Programs or services intended for private use, or for use by restricted membership.
- Hospitality or food costs
- Purchase of tickets and/or scholarships for an event/program produced by the applicant.
- Expenses incurred before the start or after the ending date of the grant.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Grant Workshops:
September 8, 2021 12-1pm
- Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-dtQe1yvQay7aOhDiLCgjg

September 21, 2021 4-5pm
- Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ayHlGaWKSMW5maT6Wph2PA

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline for all 2021-2022 Grant Program Applications: October 8, 2021 at 5 p.m. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Workshops are mandatory for first-time applicants on the Community Grant platform. Workshops are highly recommended for returning applicants.

Please ensure that the proposed grant program is following the most current COVID-19 public health guidelines to ensure the safety of your program for staff, volunteers and participants. Staff will work with grantees to try to accommodate any necessary program changes in the future. Given evolving health requirements, please consider an adaptive program model that can reflect and accommodate current public health guidelines, located at: https://publichealthsbc.org/

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://sbac.force.com/communitygrants/

Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture
3rd Floor Rotunda, Santa Barbara County Courthouse
1100 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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