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Community Arts Development (CAD) Grants and Mini Grants

Grants to Worcester County, Maryland Nonprofits, Agencies,
and Schools for Arts Projects that Enhance the Community

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Worcester County Arts Council (WCAC)

Deadline Date:

04/16/18 - Mini Grant applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Description:

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Grants to Worcester County, Maryland nonprofits, government agencies, and schools for the presentation or production of local arts projects or events. Funding is intended to support a wide variety of creative and innovative projects that are of outstanding artistic quality and demonstrate community benefit enhancing the lives of everyone living in and visiting the local area.

The Mini Grant program (requests not to exceed $500) is intended for the following purposes:
- To provide funds to a new organization or project that emerges between grant periods and deserves immediate Arts Council support.
- To provide funds to an established organization or project facing an emergency need or special opportunity between grant periods and outside the specified grant submission deadlines of April 16th or October 16th.

The Grants Review Committee uses the following criteria when evaluating grant requests:
- Financial Need: Are grant funds truly needed, or can this program support itself?
- Artistic Merit: Does this program enhance the cultural activities of the area?
- Financial feasibility of the project: Is the organization financially viable and the project realistically projected in the budget?
- Service to the community.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179263

Estimated Size of Grant:

Mini Grants are not to exceed $500.

Term of Contract:

Grants may be made for projects occurring during the 6-month periods of:
- January 1 through June 30 - Deadline to submit: October 16th
- July 1 through December 31 - Deadline to submit: April 16th

Organizations that hold projects year-around or in both of the 6-month periods may request grants which cover the entire fiscal year of July through the following June.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Proposed project must be sponsored or presented by a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization incorporated in Maryland, or a government related organization, such as a school or parks and recreation department, located in Worcester County. Out of county sponsors will be considered if the project occurs in Worcester County.

For Mini Grants, an organization may apply for these funds only once during the fiscal year. These funds are not available for repeated projects provided by the organization.

Project must be open to the general public, beyond the organization, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, or age.

Site of project must be accessible to persons with disabilities.

Restrictions:
- Projects already completed will not be considered.
- Grants may not be used for such things as: capital improvements, construction, renovations, general operating expenses, social functions, parties, receptions, travel, hotel, and uniforms.
- Grants may not be used to fund a project whose sole purpose is to raise funds for the sponsoring organization beyond the cost of the event. All grant money must be used for the artistic component of the event.
- Grants may not be used to promote any political or religious outlook, or which proselytize any political or religious belief or action.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Periods: Grants may be made for projects occurring during the 6-month periods of:
- January 1 through June 30 - Deadline to submit: October 16th
- July 1 through December 31 - Deadline to submit: April 16th

Annual grant applications must be submitted by April 16th.

Grant Request Review Procedure:
- You will receive a letter stating the Board of Directors decision approximately one month after the application submission deadline.

Mini Grant Request Review Procedure:
- You will receive a letter stating the Board of Directors or Executive Committee’s decision within a month of receipt of your application.

Grants must be matched one-for-one by your organization funds. Earned income from the project and other grant money may be used.

Contact Information:

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

Worcester County Arts Council
6 Jefferson Street
Berlin, Maryland 21811

Phone: 410-641-0809
Email: curator@worcestercountyartscouncil.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland: Worcester County