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Grants to Florida Nonprofits, Agencies, Educational Entities, and Individuals for Arts and Cultural Activities

Specific Cultural Project (SCP) Grant


Agency
State

GrantWatch ID#
163534

Funding Source
Florida Department of State - Division of Cultural Affairs
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Geographic Focus
USA: Florida

Important Dates
Deadline: 06/21/23 5:00 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Grants to Florida nonprofit organizations, government agencies, educational entities, and individuals to promote arts and cultural activities. Funding is intended for arts-based programs, projects, series, or exhibitions. Funding categories include arts and cultural projects, arts in education, arts in underserved communities, and discipline-based cultural or artistic projects.

The Division offers four proposal types:

  • Arts in Education projects promote arts and culture in education; There are four funding categories for Arts in Education Projects:
    1. Artist Residency,
    2. Arts Partnership,
    3. Artist Performances on Tour and
    4. Teaching Artists. 
  • Discipline-Based cultural or artistic projects;
  • Underserved Cultural Community Development projects assist with the development of underserved cultural organizations;
  • Artist Projects provide public benefit through the creation or presentation of new artistic work.

More information about proposal types can be found starting at https://files.floridados.gov/media/706647/scp-grant-guidelines-2025.pdf#page=9.

For a list of allowable expenses, see https://dos.myflorida.com/media/705390/scp-grant-guidelines-2024.pdf#page=24.



Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
All applicants must meet the following basic eligibility requirements at the time of application.
1. All current and previous grantees must be in good standing with the Division of Cultural Affairs and the Department of State at the time of application.
2. Applicant organization must be either a public entity or a Florida non-profit, tax-exempt corporation as of the application deadline.
3. All organizations must have at least one year of completed arts and cultural programming and be able to provide their last completed fiscal year’s operating budget.
4. Applicant must have registered with the Division of Corporations, and their status be “active,” as of the application deadline (http://www.sunbiz.org).
5. Applicant must be registered as a vendor with the Department of Financial Services, and be able to provide a copy of their Florida Substitute W-9 form (https://flvendor.myfloridacfo.com).
6. Applicant must provide their UEI number at the time of application (sam.gov)

For additional eligibility requirements, see https://files.floridados.gov/media/706647/scp-grant-guidelines-2025.pdf#page=7

Specific eligibility requirements for Arts in Education, Discipline-Based, Underserved Cultural Community Development, and Artist Project grant begin here: https://files.floridados.gov/media/706647/scp-grant-guidelines-2025.pdf#page=8

Ineligible

Pre-Application Information
Timeline:
- Application Available: April 1
- Deadline: 5:00 p.m. EST, June 21
- Grant Period: Grant period (July 1 – June 30)

If a deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the deadline date will be the next business day.

For a full timeline, see https://files.floridados.gov/media/706647/scp-grant-guidelines-2025.pdf#page=5.

The Division requires that all grants are matched at a minimum of dollar/dollar except for organizations located in REDI counties or considered underserved. For additional information about match requirements, see https://files.floridados.gov/media/706647/scp-grant-guidelines-2025.pdf#page=23.

Example Grant Applications:
https://dos.myflorida.com/cultural/grants/grant-resources/example-applications/

Estimated Size of Grant
Specific Cultural Projects have a maximum request of $25,000.

For additional information about funding amounts according to proposal type and funding category see https://files.floridados.gov/media/706647/scp-grant-guidelines-2025.pdf#page=23.

Term of Contract
Grant period: July 1 through June 30

Contact Information
Apply online:
http://dosgrants.com/

Contact the program manager responsible for your proposal type and discipline at
https://www.dos.myflorida.com/cultural/about-us/staff-listing

Florida Department of State
Division of Arts and Culture
329 North Meridian Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32301

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