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Sullivan County Arts and Heritage Grant (SCAHG)

Grants to Sullivan County, New York Nonprofits
for Arts and Cultural Programming

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA)

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Deadline Date:

03/16/19 Midnight EST


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Grants ranging from $300 to $15,000 to Sullivan County, New York nonprofit arts and cultural organizations for the presentation and production of cultural programming. First-time applicants must participate in a workshop and speak to program staff prior to applying. Funding is intended for quality arts programs, projects, and services that focus on visual, performing, literary, media or folk arts; local and ethnic culture; history and heritage; architecture or environmental arts; and multimedia or multi-disciplinary projects.

Priority is given to groups that:
- Support artists
- Are dedicated to long-term, year-round cultural development in Sullivan County
- Reach underserved regional and population sectors, and/or broad-based audiences
- Promote new and original programming.

Funding recommendations are based on the following criteria:
-Clearly defined projects and budgets
-Community support, participation, and access
-Artistic merit of the project
-Number of artists participating
-Size and demographic of audience served
-Organizational and fiscal stability
-Demonstrated effort to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 154004

Estimated Size of Grant:

The minimum funding request and grant is $300; the maximum is $1,500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications are accepted from Sullivan County nonprofit art and cultural groups such as literary groups, music groups, dance groups, theater groups, historical societies, museums, libraries, folklore groups and so on. Individual artists and organizations without nonprofit status may apply if they have a nonprofit organization acting as a fiscal sponsor.

Organizations may apply if they:
- Are based in Sullivan County and have a Board of Directors or volunteers who perform board functions.
- Have been in existence for at least one year.
- Are not receiving direct county funding in the 2019 budget.

Organizations must provide evidence of nonprofit status with one of the following documents:
-An IRS letter of Determination
-A charter issued by the Board of Regents of NY State
-An authorization as an arm of local government or
-A receipt of registration from the New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Charities Bureau (available at 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271 or online at

Groups or organizations who cannot be funded include:
-State agencies
-Public schools
-Individuals, without
-Organizations already receiving line item funding from the county

Not Funded: Capital expenditures; scholarships; fellowships; school activities and programs; equipment purchases; arts programs that are rehabilitative or therapeutic; prizes; entertainment costs for receptions or fund raising benefits; projects which are not open to the general public; requests which are larger than the deficit shown in your budget (total expenses minus total income); operating expenses of privately owned facilities (studios, etc.); past debts; non-incorporated chapters of organizations not located in Sullivan County.

Pre-proposal Conference:

First-time applicants are required to attend a workshop. Returning applicants are strongly encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Western Sullivan Public Library – Jeffersonville Branch, 19 Center Street, Jeffersonville, NY

Saturday, February 16, 2019, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, The Left Bank Art Gallery, 59 N. Main Street, Liberty, NY

For seminar registration please contact the Fund (details below).

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for the 2019 Sullivan County Arts & Heritage Grant (SCAHG) is Saturday, March 16, 2019, at midnight (EST).

Applicants should meet with the Grants Coordinator prior to applying. To schedule an appointment, please email the Fund (see details below).

All applications and required documents must be submitted using Submittable, an online application system. Hardcopies that are received outside of this system will not be accepted and will be returned to the sender.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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To schedule an appointment, email:

Delaware Valley Arts Alliance
PO Box 170
37 Main Street
Narrowsburg, NY 12764

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Sullivan County