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Education Resource (EDR)

Grants to Delaware Nonprofits and Public
Schools for PreK-12 Arts Learning Projects

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Delaware Division of the Arts

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03/01/19 4:30 PM


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Grants of up to $15,000 to Delaware nonprofit arts organizations and public schools for partnerships to provide PreK-12 students with standards-based arts education experiences. This program supports projects in which arts organizations serve as a resource to schools before, during, and after the regular school day through:

-Student engagement in the arts during the school day (working with an arts specialist in the classroom for hands-on programs where students are actively participating in arts activities designed to deepen and broaden learning)
-Extended-time arts programs in the schools before or after the school day (curriculum-and standard-based arts programs designed to give students additional opportunities to create, produce, and learn through the arts)
-Integration of the arts with other content areas and arts disciplines to provide collaborations between the arts and classroom teachers to reach mutual objectives
-Development and implementation of standards-based curriculum and/or assessment models/tools

The Division of the Arts has established three goals for Education Resource grants:

1. Strengthen school-based arts education programs and activities that utilize the arts education resources of the Delaware arts community.
2. Strengthen arts organizations’ capacity to provide arts resources for students and teachers in Delaware’s public schools.
3. Encourage curricular programs with the potential to impact current and future instructional methods utilizing the arts.

Allowable Direct Expenses for Education Resource Projects:
The following costs associated with the project may be reported as direct expenses as part of the applicant’s match, and may be used in determining the grant request:
-Fees paid to outside professionals, artists, or facilitators, working directly with the project
-School staff pay for planning purposes outside the regular school day
-Substitute teachers (for the purpose of teacher planning time during the school day)
-Supplies (consumables used exclusively for the project)
-Fees paid for third-party space rental (Note: space owned or managed by a partner may not be included)

Allowable Indirect Expenses for Education Resource Projects:
The following costs associated with the project should be reported under indirect expenses as real costs associated with the project, but may not be used in determining the grant request:
-Transportation to/from curriculum-based events and meetings taking place within Delaware
-Pro-rated arts organization staff salaries for time allocated specifically to the project
-In-house production costs for exhibitions/ performances specifically associated with the education project

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178133

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request up to a maximum of $15,000.

Term of Contract:

Funding awarded in the FY2020 grant cycle must be spent on projects taking place between September 1, 2019, and August 31, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following organizations are eligible to apply for Education Resource funding:
-Nonprofit arts organizations with a commitment to arts learning, based and chartered in Delaware, that are eligible to apply for General Operating Support
-Delaware public schools with an established arts curriculum and staff, preK through 12
-Delaware public school districts and/or consortia of public schools with established arts curriculum and staff, pre-K through 12

Ineligible Expenses for Education Resource Projects:
The following costs should not be included in the budget presentation, either as direct or indirect expenses:
-Awards or cash prizes
-Activities outside Delaware
-Capital expenditures (purchase of equipment such as computers, musical instruments, kilns, etc.)
-Expenses incurred outside the grant period

- Only one Education Resource application from an arts organization or school as the lead applicant will be accepted each year.
- Education Resource grants may not be used to meet compliance with state regulations/mandates. Education Resource projects are intended to augment, not supplant, existing arts programs in the school. Applicant school programs and practices must be in compliance with state arts education regulations and mandates and aligned to the Delaware Standards for Visual and Performing Arts.
- The Division will not accept applications through fiscal agents.
- No individual may compile or submit an application on behalf of an organization if that individual is a member or relative of a member of the Delaware State Arts Council or Division staff.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for Education Resource applications is 4:30 pm on March 1, 2019. The Fiscal Year 2020 Education Resource application may be accessed at smARTDE beginning on December 1, 2018.

Applicants may request up to 30% of the direct cash expenses of their project. Grants may be awarded for less than the requested amount and some projects may not be funded. Prior funding does not guarantee future funding.

All Education Resource grants are funded on a matching basis. Matching funds (1:1) must be cash and may not come from the National Endowment for the Arts. Other federal grant sources may be used as match in accordance with authorizing legislation.

After all applications have gone through a grant review process, the Delaware State Arts Council will make funding recommendations for Fiscal Year 2020 to the Division Director at the June 2019 Council meeting. The recommended grant awards will apply to Fiscal Year 2020 only. Applicants will be notified of final funding decisions after July 1, 2019.

You may contact the Program Officer for Arts in Education at the Division of the Arts to review your ideas to determine if they qualify for Education Resource support.

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Contact Information:

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

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Sheila Dean Ross, Program Officer, Arts in Education

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Delaware