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

Grants to California Nonprofits 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:

09/15/20

Deadline Date:

10/05/20 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 for children, youth, and underserved 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.  

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 154675

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$43,560

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum grant request: $6,000

Term of Contract:

Funded Activity Period: January 1- December 31, 2021

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 Orientation Webinars - advanced registration is required.

September 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm. To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__H_iigO6TZ6yX0Ir-V6NXw

September 15, 2020 at 2:00 pm. To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mk9wvgh0SJuADUkSIGv64g

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

Pre-Application Information:

Applications Open: August 20, 2020

Applications Due: October 5, 2020. Applications must be received no later than 5:00 PM on the designated deadline. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

All first-time applicants must participate in a grant orientation workshop.

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/

Sarah York Rubin, Executive Director
805.568.3992
sarah@sbac.ca.gov

Hannah Rubalcava, Contracts/Grants Manager
805.568.3990
hannah@sbac.ca.gov

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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