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Hartford Events Grant

Grants to Hartford Area, Connecticut
Nonprofits for Arts and Cultural Events

GrantWatch ID#: 176915
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Greater Hartford Arts Council

01/12/17 11:59 PM Recept

12/01/16

Grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to Hartford Area, Connecticut nonprofit organizations to hold arts and cultural events within Hartford city limits. The intent to apply is due by December 1. Examples of eligible projects include festivals, parades, celebrations, and concerts. The goal of this grant is to drive local business, generate excitement and energy, revitalize neighborhoods, and celebrate Hartford's rich cultural diversity.

Funding is awarded to those events that connect culture and community, promote economic activity, serve wide-ranging populations and make the arts accessible to all. Applicants are encouraged to take advantage of the Arts Council's free-of-cost umbrella marketing services and social media outlets to promote events

$1,000 - $5,000

Events may occur between April 1, 2017 and September 30, 2017.

Applicants must hold current 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax-exempt status.

For-profit entities are not eligible for funding.

The Greater Hartford Arts Council cannot consider applications that:
-Are not preceded by an Intent to Apply;
-Do not appear in the proper format as outlined in the grant guidelines and application;
-Are submitted without the required attachments;
-Are received after 11:59 PM on the deadline date;
-Are from an organization that does not have its primary physical address within the 34
towns served by the Greater Hartford Arts Council;
-Are from organizations that have not fulfilled grantee obligations from prior Arts Council grants, including filing of final reports;
-Are from for-profit entities
-Are for Ineligible Expenses (noted below);

Ineligible Expenses include costs that:
-Are for the purchase of food or beverages;
-Are for events that are considered social or fundraising benefits or are for events that use the proceeds for scholarships;
-Are for unrestricted operating support, endowment support, or funds to be applied towards capital improvements/equipment such as renovation, restoration, rehabilitation or construction;
-Are for individual fellowships, graduate education, or university-based projects that require participants to register for academic credit;
-Are for repayments of loans, debt service, or for retroactive funding (activities completed before the start of the proposed grant period);
-Are for undocumented expenses;
-Are for funding of a new, permanent position or replacement of lost funding for existing staff;
-Are for contracted services of an organization's staff or board member;
-Are for regularly contracted services such as a grant writer, accountant, attorney, advertising firm or district curriculum supervisor.

Applicants may request no more than 50% of the entire program/project budget. No more than 25% of expenses represented may be in-kind services.

Timeline:
-Intent to Apply due: December 1, 2016, 11:59 PM
-Applications due: January 12, 2017, 11:59 PM
-Award notification in: March 2017

Only applicants approved through the Intent to Apply process may submit an application.

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

Submit Intent to Apply forms to: Grants@LetsGoArts.org

José Feliciano, Manager of Granting Programs
860-525-8629 ext. 245
JFeliciano@LetsGoArts.org

Greater Hartford Arts Council
100 Pearl Street
Hartford, CT

Projects must occur within the City of Hartford (including the University of Hartford grounds & Elizabeth Park). However, nonprofits may be based in any of the following towns: Granby, East Granby, Suffield, Windsor Locks, Windsor, Bloomfield, Simsbury, Canton, Avon, West Hartford, Farmington, Hartford, Wethersfield, Newington, New Britain, Plainville, Bristol, Rocky Hill, Berline, Southington, Enfield, Somers, East Windsor, South Windsor, Ellington, Tolland, Vernon, East Hartford, Manchester, Bolton, Andover, Hebron, and Marlborough.

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