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Purpose:

The Impact Projects grant program intends to support collaborative projects that center local artists and forms of arts and cultural expression in responding to issues facing California at this time, including the pervasive social, political, and economic inequalities experienced by those communities most vulnerable to, and adversely affected by, the COVID19 pandemic.

Description:

Applicant organization must develop and complete a project addressing the goals of the program to be completed within the project timeline. The project description must include an anticipated timeline for completion within the Grant Activity Period. Projects must be collaboratively developed between local artist(s) and community members to develop and express creative and artistic goals and address a community-defined need. Projects must utilize creative practices to impact social issues affecting a community.  Project planning, implementation, and evaluation must reflect a commitment to include and represent the communities to be served. All aspects of the project should be free to community participants. Rates of compensation for individual artists and/or arts workers to be supported by this grant must be appropriate to experience and comparable to fees for other local skilled workers.  Individuals to be compensated by this grant may not be full-time students in a degree program directly related to any type of compensation/credit for this project.  All CAC-funded programs, services, information, and facilities where funded activities take place, including online spaces, must be accessible for individuals with disabilities, including but not limited to individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind, have difficulty speaking, have a physical disability, visual disability, developmental disability, learning disability, mental illness, or chronic illness.

Funding Restrictions

For organizations with total operating revenue at or above $250,000, the sum of requests for CAC grants during the same year of funding cannot exceed 50% of the total operating revenue from the most recently completed fiscal year.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Applicants must comply with the requirements below:

Racial equity statement  California-based Two-year history of arts programming/services 501(c)(3) organization as applicant or fiscal sponsor  An applicant organization without nonprofit status must use a California-based fiscal sponsor with a federal 501(c)(3) designation Certificate of good standing with the California Secretary of State (SOS) at the time of application

Eligible Geographies:

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

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
Summer 2022
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
7/1/22-6/30/23

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$4,156,514
Expected number of awards 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.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award 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.
$0 – $20,000
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
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
Funding Method: 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:

Applicant organizations will be notified if they are selected to receive a grant award and must complete contract documents before they receive funding.

How to Apply

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

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
Natalie Peeples, 1-916-322-6555, impactgrant@arts.ca.gov

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