JUMP StArts – Cycle B

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The JUMP StArts program supports arts and culture education, apprenticeship and/or mentorship via artists-in-residence programs for system-engaged, system-impacted, and/or at-promise youth and young people through the age of 24.


The JUMP StArts program has two project grant strands. Organizations may apply for and receive funding in one strand: 

JUMP StArts – State Facilities

JUMP StArts – Community Spaces and/or County Facilities 

Planning grants are also available to support arts organizations in the process of developing an arts project for system-engaged, system-impacted, and/or at-promise youth.  

Project Requirements 

Applicant organization must develop and complete a project addressing the program’s purpose to be completed by the end of the Grant Activity Period. The project description must include an anticipated timeline for completion within the Grant Activity Period.

Project planning and completion must reflect a commitment to include and represent the communities to be served; this includes youth, young adults, and/or individuals who were previously system-impacted, system-engaged, or at-promise input. 

The project plan must describe activities, partnership responsibilities, intended artistic and youth development outcomes, and documentation strategies. 

The project design must be human-centered, provide safe, healthy, and appropriate learning environments for youth and young people. 

The project must include professional development training for teaching staff in both facility protocols and;and healing and/or trauma-informed practice.  

Project team members to be compensated and supported by this grant must show relevant experience and be based in California.

Rates of compensation for individual California teaching artists and cultural practitioners 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.  

Community Spaces and/or County Facilities Program Strand

Applicants applying to the Community Spaces and/or County Facilities program strand must partner with at least one of these entities serving youth engaged by the juvenile justice system, including but not limited to: 

County juvenile halls and camps 

Court schools 

Community schools 

Social services agencies or nonprofit organizations supporting priority youth populations  

State Facilities Program Strand: Partnership with the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ)  

Applicants to the State Facilities program strand must provide service at one or more of the following locations: 

N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility  O.H. Close Youth Correctional Facility  Ventura Youth Correctional Facility 

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Applicants proposing a project in partnership with the DJJ must be in touch with Teresa Perez at Teresa.Perez@cdcr.ca.gov or (916) 683-7450 to plan the project and to secure a letter of support. 


Review the complete program guidelines for the full list of eligibility requirements.

Eligible Geographies:

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

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 2022
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
1/1/23 - 12/31/23

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.
$2,500 – $50,000
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

Funding Source Notes:

50% General Fund/local assistance; 50% Federal funds

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:

Applicants selected to receive grant awards will be notified and will receive funding upon completion of the contract paperwork.

How to Apply

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


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