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Projects Pool Grant

Grants to Catawba County, North Carolina Nonprofits,
IHEs, and Schools for Local Arts Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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United Arts Council of Catawba County (UAC) and North Carolina Arts Council (NCAC)

Deadline Date:

03/22/19 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Catawba County, North Carolina nonprofit organizations, IHEs, and schools for creative arts projects that enhance local cultural opportunities. Projects must be open to the broad segments of Catawba County residents and directly benefit local communities.

Additional Project Guidelines:
-Must not be duplicated through other agencies.
-Should invite participation from the general public in addition to the organization’s own membership.
-Must be new and innovative although existing projects or season/subscription regular offerings in need of assistance and meeting the guidelines are eligible. Grants are intended primarily as seed money for new programs and awards made for ongoing projects are likely to decline over a period of years.
-Must be clearly an expansion or innovation if funding is sought for an existing program.

The Projects Pool Committee will give strong consideration to projects and organizations demonstrating:
-Strong Community Support
-Involvement of Professional Artists
-Cooperation among existing arts and community organizations
-Responsiveness to community needs
-Efforts to reach traditionally underserved audiences
-Involvement of racial minorities, older adults, and people with disabilities
-Promotion of artistic excellence
-Cultivation of non-traditional art forms
-Stability, growth, fiscal accountability and strong management
-High level of visibility
-Creating opportunities for artists
-Increasing visibility for arts, science, and history groups
-Developing new audiences and support for the arts, science, and history
-Development of new outreach programs
-Development of programs that reach pre-school children
-Development of innovative arts education projects.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180397

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may apply for a maximum of $10,000.

Term of Contract:

Projects must take place between, July 1 and May 31 of the granting year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations must have a 501(c) 3 Federal tax-exempt status. The applicant need not have a mission that is primarily cultural or artistic. If a not for profit organization does not yet have a 501(c)3 status, and wishes to apply to Projects Pool, it must secure as fiscal agent another organization with this status.

Organizations outside of Catawba County may apply if the proposed project takes place in Catawba County.

Organizations must have been active one year prior to making an application and be governed by a representative board which is not self-perpetuating.

Colleges, universities, community colleges and technical institutes may apply if the project will be community based, will generate area-wide cultural involvement, and will not be an internal program.

Schools may apply for funds for innovative arts education projects.

Individual artists are not eligible to apply to Projects Pool. Grantees may contact individual artists whose services fall within the scope of the project.

Funds may not be used for deficit funding.

Funds may not be used for permanent personnel, capital expenditures such as permanent equipment and construction or the renovation of facilities, logo development and design, cash awards, food and beverages for entertaining, Tuition for academic studies, or fundraising events.

All funds must be administered in compliance with the Fair Labor Act and Title 6 of the Civil Rights Act; Section 504 Rehabilitation Act; and Title 9 of the Education Amendment, if applicable.

Pre-Application Information:

Grassroots funds must be matched dollar for dollar with cash raised locally and spent on the same project during the same fiscal year for which funding is requested. Matching funds need not be in hand at the time of application, but can be anticipated. In-kind contributions cannot replace cash for matching purposes, but can be documented as supplemental evidence of support.

Applications must be received in the United Arts Council office by 5pm on Friday, March 22, 2019.

Applicants should be prepared to appear before the Projects Pool Grant Panel on Monday, April 8, 2019.

Contact Information:

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

Please email applications to one of the following two addresses:

Kathryn T. Greathouse, Executive Director

Michele Francois

United Arts Council of Catawba County
243 3rd Ave NE Box 5
Hickory, NC 28601

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina: Catawba County