Administering Organization Grant -Folk and Traditional Arts

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The Folk and Traditional Arts (FTA) grant program intends to redirect resources at the local level by proposing to fund one or more Administering Organizations (AO) with demonstrated capacity for statewide and regional reach that will regrant funds, provide technical assistance, and/or build capacity with artists and arts organizations in support of folk and traditional arts expressions


The CAC will award funds to an AO that will develop and administer FTA grants statewide. The AO will be responsible for the planning and implementation of FTA programs, including but not limited to: development of program components and timeline; providing technical assistance; capacity building at the local level; implementing statewide and community-specific engagement strategies and trusted culture bearers; regular reporting to and collaborating with the CAC on expanded outreach to ensure diverse statewide representation of applicants; and management of the application processes for artists and arts organizations through implementation, screening applications, award management, and regular reporting to the CAC. 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Applicant organizations and/or key project personnel must have a minimum of five years of experience working with the nonprofit and/or arts and culture fields in California. Applicant organizations and/or key personnel must demonstrate five years of experience reaching diverse communities across the state. 

Read the program guidelines for the full list of eligibility details

Eligible Geographies:

California-based - Documentation of having a principal place of business in California. 

Read the program guidelines for the full list of geographic eligibility details

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
August 2023
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
1/1/24 - 12/31/25

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State
The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Advance(s)

Funding Method Notes:

Estimated arrival of funds (1,000,000 each year of the grant activity period):  

  • 1st-year funds: March – April 2024 
  • 2nd-year funds: March – April 2025 

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


For questions about this grant, contact:
Leslie Giovanini, 1-916-322-6555,