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Statewide Services Grant

Grants to South Dakota Nonprofits, Educational
Institutions, and Agencies for Arts Programs and Services

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South Dakota Arts Council (SDAC)

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Grants to South Dakota nonprofit arts organizations, nonprofit educational institutions, and government agencies that have a statewide-service mission involving the arts. Applicants must discuss proposals with program staff prior to January 1. The purpose of this funding category is to:

-Provide services to South Dakota’s arts organizations, artists, and the general public.
-Increase the state’s public awareness of the arts.
-Advance arts education for PreK-12 students.
-Advocate for the arts.

The Statewide Services Grant funds statewide cultural service organizations through a partnership agreement with the South Dakota Arts Council. Grants are made to help meet the mission, goals, and strategies of the Council’s strategic plan.

Applications are reviewed by appropriate arts discipline panels and the Council with consideration given to:
-Quality of proposal.
-Indication of need.
-Proposed achievements and methods of evaluation.
-Importance of proposed services.
-How the service assists the arts council in accomplishing the mission, goals and strategies of the Council’s long-range plan.
-Quality of the organization.
-Realistic budget showing cash support from other public and private sources.

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GrantWatch ID#: 171282

Term of Contract:

Statewide Services Grant recipients receive the same award each year for a two-year period pending federal and state appropriations and, therefore, need to apply only every other year. Should appropriations be increased, reduced or eliminated, second year grant awards may reflect such action.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit arts organizations designated as federally tax-exempt under the IRS Section 50l(c)(3), units of government, or nonprofit educational institutions with a statewide-service mission statement that benefits the arts are eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

No more than 50% of the total costs of the service plan may be requested from the South Dakota Arts Council.

The Statewide Services Grant is not open to applications in the same way as other grants. Proposals are accepted only after discussion and agreement has been reached with the South Dakota Arts Council and staff as to the nature of statewide arts services to be provided during the fiscal year for which funds are requested. Those considering application should contact SDAC staff to initiate this discussion before applying.

Discussion of the need for the proposed services, a plan for providing these services and proposed grant amount must take place with the South Dakota Arts Council staff and executive committee prior to January 1.

All applications and materials must be submitted by March 1st of even numbered years. Grant awards will be announced in May for the fiscal year starting July 1.

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

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Department of Tourism
711 E Wells Ave
Pierre, SD 57501

P: 800-952-3625
F: 605-773-5977

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USA: South Dakota