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Cultural Assistance Program (CAP) Grant

Grants to Essex County, New York Organizations,
Libraries, and Museums for Cultural Enrichment

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Foundation / Corporation

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Essex County Arts Council

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Grants of up to $750 and grants of up to $1,000 to Essex County, New York libraries, museums, and arts, preservation, or historical organizations to support cultural enrichment projects and activities. Funding is available to support specific projects or the general operations of qualifying organizations.

CAP Grants will support but are not limited to the following:
-Programming expenses
-Artist fees and honorariums
-One-time use materials for programs and workshops
-Partial fees for program administration
-Rental space for the event
-Rental of equipment
-Lighting and Sound
-Professional fees and services

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180238

Estimated Size of Grant:

-Project Support: Maximum award is $750
-General Operating Support (GOS): Maximum award is $1,000

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed by December 31.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any arts, historical, preservation, library, museum or organization providing cultural enrichment programs for Essex County residents may apply.

To qualify for General Operating Support (GOS), organizations must have an annual budget of over $65,000 and at least one paid staff member.

The organization must demonstrate managerial and fiscal competence.

CAP Grants will not support the following:
-Capital improvements (equipment purchases, computer, theatrical or gallery lighting, sound system, exhibit systems)
-Physical improvements
-Building repairs
-Fundraising expenses/receptions

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadline is March 15th. Applications should be emailed to the Arts Council in PDF format.

Technical assistance is available. If you need assistance filling out the form please contact staff by February 28.

Note: membership in ECAC is no longer required to apply for a CAP grant!

The Essex County Arts Council CAP Grants will fund a maximum 50% of the Total Expenses.

Contact Information:

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

Email applications to:

Essex County Arts Council
PO Box 187
Westport, NY 12993

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Essex County