State-Local Partners

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Closed (51 total applications submitted)
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The State-Local Partners (SLP) program provides general operating support and technical assistance for county-designated local arts agencies. The purpose of the program is to foster cultural development on the local level through a partnership between the State and the counties of California. The nature of this partnership includes funding, information exchange, cooperative activities, and leadership.


Projects should address the following State-Local Partnership program goals:  

Support the work of local arts agencies in fostering the countywide arts and cultural ecosystem. Provide funds to address priorities identified at the local level in alignment with State-Local Partnership program requirements.  Promote race equity in programming and services for artists, arts organizations, communities, cultures, and creative practices throughout each county with a designated State-Local Partnership.  Serve every county in the state through a designated State-Local Partner in each county. 


Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Applicant organization must be designated by their County Board of Supervisors to serve as the State-Local Partner in the county. 

An applicant organization that is non-profit in nature but without nonprofit status must use a California-based fiscal sponsor with a federal 501(c)(3) designation to apply for funding.

Eligible Geographies:

Applicant organizations must be California-based and provide documentation of having a principal place of business in California. 

Matching Funding Requirement:

A 1:1 match is required for organizations with Total Operating Revenues of $1,000,000 or more. 

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.
Summer 2022
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.

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.
$0 – $65,000
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
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 that are selected to receive grant awards will be notified and will need to complete contract documents before receiving funding.

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
Josy Miller, Ph.D., 1-916-322-6555,