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Country Music Association (CMA) Foundation Grant

Grants to USA Organizations and School Districts to
Promote Participation in Music Education Programs

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Country Music Association (CMA) Foundation

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Grants to USA organizations and school districts that are focused on promoting and increasing participation in music education programs for all. First-year applicants must submit a preliminary application by August 11. The funding source is primarily interested in projects and programs focused on the following philanthropic pillars:

- Increased student participation through music:
Key Indicators: Increased numbers, providing non-traditional music opportunities for student

- Quality and equity in music education:
Key Indicators: Responsive to students’, programs’, and schools’ needs; decreased inequities

- Professional development for music teachers
Key Indicators: Retention, recruitment, and quality of music programs

- Music education advocacy:
Key Indicators: Increased student and teacher participation through music and community involvement; strengthen, and support for, music education from school leadership, parents, etc.

CMA Foundation funding addresses the need to improve opportunities for students and educators – regardless of income, education, or ethnic background to take an active role in transforming communities and education through music.

The CMA Foundation is especially interested in work that advances music in rural and urban areas. Grantees will focus on measurable outcomes, including greater participation in music results in academic achievement.

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GrantWatch ID#: 181862

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The CMA Foundation is seeking to support organizations and school districts that are focused on improving, sustaining, and increasing participation in music education programs for all.

Pre-Application Information:

Click on the link in the Supporting Documents section below to download the Phase I Application.

The CMA Foundation only reviews grant’s once a year. All applicants will be notified in October on the status of their funding request. All applicants, whether funded or not, must reapply for funding each year. The Grant Application Submission window is August 1 through August 31 of each year.

First year grant applicants will be required to complete the Phase I Grant Application. Phase I applications can be submitted online and must be received by August 11th. If accepted, the grant applicant will be contacted directly by CMA to complete the Phase II Application.

Contact Information:

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

Submit the Phase I Application via email to

For more information about the CMA Foundation and grant inquires please contact:

Tiffany Kerns
Director of Community Outreach
(615) 664-1608

Lindsey Jones
Community Outreach Coordinator

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