2013-2014 Guidelines and Application Now Available
The Letter of Intent deadline has passed. If you received an invitation to formally apply for a Project Support Grant, click here for an application. The application deadline is April 11, 2013. (Please note: To avoid losing data, download the form first and "save as" onto your computer before entering information.) Click here for guidelines.
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The purpose of Project Support Grants is to increase opportunities for access to arts, cultural and historical programming in Cumberland County. Project Support Grants may be awarded to nonprofit agencies in Cumberland County who demonstrate financial and administrative stability. Grant awards can range from $500 - $25,000, depending upon the category. Grant funds support expenses that are directly related to the project. Allowable costs may include qualifying professional program-related fees and contracts, marketing, promotion, travel, rental or purchase of equipment and other project-related costs. Project Support Grant funds must be matched by the applicant.
How to apply for a Project Support Grant:
Read the grant guidelines before you apply. Grant responsibilities may be greater than you expect.
Applying for a Project Support Grant is a two-pronged process. Applicants should first submit the Letter of Intent form. Once the Letter of Intent is submitted and reviewed by the Arts Council, applicants may be invited to make a formal application for funding.
Talk with the staff. Both experienced and first-time applicants should call the Arts Council staff to discuss proposals. This should happen early in the planning process so that we can help you make your proposal competitive.
Many people review each proposal and it is imperative that it be readable, thoughtful and understandable. Information requested should be complete, and typed in standard size type. Download and use the correct Letter of Intent Application form. Do not use old forms. Organizations are limited to a total of three Project Support applications each year. Provide complete and accurate information as requested on the form. Keep a copy of your letter of intent/application and all attachments for your records.
The Arts Council no longer requires multiple copies of grant and supplemental material. Upload the application and support materials to your organization's ShareFile folder. If you do not have a folder or access to ShareFile, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Use the application checklist as your guide for requested attachments within each grant category.
Do not miss the deadline. All submission deadlines are "received by" and not "postmarked by" deadlines.
Late submissions will not be accepted. Grant application deadline is April 11, 2013.
A grants panel carefully considers all applications before making its funding decisions. Both the Executive Committee and the Arts Council Board of Trustees then review these recommendations before approval. The decision-making process is guided by evaluative criteria, which requires judgment on the part of the panelists and Board members. Award decisions are final. Amount of grant are determined base on the merit of the application.