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Community Project Support Grant

Grants to New York Nonprofits and Artists for Arts
Programming in Greene, Schoharie, and Columbia Counties

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Greene County Council on the Arts (GCCA)

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Deadline Date:

09/30/19 5:00 PM EDT


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Grants ranging from $450 to $5,000 to New York nonprofit organizations and individual artists and collectives for arts and cultural programs in Greene, Schoharie, and Columbia Counties. All applicants must attend a seminar before applying. Grants may be used for projects that promote the arts and improve the cultural climate in the communities and neighborhoods where the artist live and operate. Funding is intended primarily to support artist fees, activities of local arts organizations, and promotional and administrative costs related to the proposed project.

Eligibility requirements:
- Project must take place in the county of the applicant’s residence.
- Applicant must provide arts and/or cultural programs in the county in which funds are requested.
- Programs and services must benefit the residents of your respective county.
- Projects must be open to the public and must have a strong artistic component.
- Project must not duplicate existing programs in the same area.
- The applicant’s programming, administrative practice and Board membership (where applicable) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap.

Review Criteria:
- Artistic Merit
- Community
- Innovation
- Administration

For additional information about review criteria, see page 4 of the Guidelines in Supporting Documents, below.

Funding can support:
- Artists’ fees for performing, teaching or providing services
- Marketing/publicity costs
- Administrative expenses
- Expendable project-related supplies and materials
- Project-related travel expenses
- Project-related rentals of space and equipment

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186345

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award range: $450 to $5,000

Term of Contract:

The applicant’s programs or projects must take place in their respective county during 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be a legally established Columbia, Greene or Schoharie County based not-for-profit organization or individual/collective with a non-profit community partner or fiscal sponsor.

For additional information about fiscal sponsorship, see page 3 of the Guidelines in Supporting Documents.

Artists must be over the age of 18.

Ineligible to apply:
- Projects with Direct applicants, or partner organizations who have applied directly to New York State Council on the Arts in in 2019 for 2020 funds.
- Any past grantees who have failed to submit a final report to the Grant Coordinator.
- Public school districts, as well as Universities and colleges.
- New York State agencies and departments.

For a list of activities that funding cannot support, see page 5 of the Guidelines in Supporting Documents, below.

Pre-proposal Conference:

All applicants must attend a seminar to increase chances of a competitive proposal and keep current with new guidelines. Please note that you must attend a workshop in the county in which your project takes place.

July Workshops:
- July 9, 2019, Schoharie Country, 6:00 - 7:00, Middleburgh Library, Middleburgh
- July 10, 2019, Columbia County, 6:30-7:30, Valatie Community Theater, Valatie
- July 11, 2019, Columbia County, 6:00-7:00, Germantown Library, Germantown
- July 22, 3019, Greene County, 7:00 - 8:00, Cairo Library, Cairo

August Workshops:
- August 5, 2019, Columbia County, 3:00-4:00, Philmont Library, Philmont
- August 6, 2019, Schoharie County, 6:30-7:30 Sharon Springs Library, Sharon Springs
- August 20, 2019, Greene County, 6:00-7:00, Mountain Top Library, Tannersville
- August 22, 2019, Schoharie County, 6:00-7:00, Cobleskill Library, Cobleskill
- August 28, 2019, Greene County, 6:30-7:30, Heermance Library, Coxsackie

Pre-Application Information:

Deadlines for 2020 applications
- One-on-one meetings: September 6, 2019. One-on-one meetings with your coordinator will be available on a case-by-case basis.
- Draft reviews: September 13, 2019, 11AM
- Final submissions: September 30, 2019, 5PM

Returning applicants should use the same SmarterSelect account that they used last year.

Applicants with a Community Partner must provide:
- Minimum of 1 recommendation letter from a local individual or organization who has a professional relationship with the applicant.
- Letter of Commitment must outline in detail the nature of the partnership including contributions and responsibilities of the partner organization.
- Proof of Applicant’s residency (i.e.: tax document, utility bill, Driver’s or non-drivers ID with physical address, etc. PO Boxes are only valid if the same address is listed on official proof of nonprofit status.)

DEC funds cannot account for any more than 75% of the total expenses.

Contact Information:

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

Online Application for Columbia County:

Online Application for Greene County:

Online Application for Schoharie County:

Margaret Uhalde, Greene County and Columbia County Grants Coordinator
(518) 943-3400

Dennis Shaw, Schoharie Grants Coordinator

Greene County Council on the Arts
398 Main Street
PO Box 463
Catskill, NY 12414

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Columbia, Greene, and Schoharie Counties