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Grassroots Arts Program (GAP) Subgrant

Grants to North Carolina Nonprofits, Schools, and Libraries for
Operating Support and Arts Programs in Jacksonville and Onslow County

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Jacksonville-Onslow Council for the Arts (CFTA)

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Grants starting at $500 to North Carolina nonprofit organizations, colleges, universities, libraries, schools, and religious organizations to provide operating support to arts organizations and to support community arts programs in Jacksonville and Onslow County. Priority will be given to organizations not already receiving or eligible to receive support from the N.C. Arts Council.

Funding is available to local community and arts organizations for activities meeting the following priorities:

Priority Tier One:
Support to qualified arts organizations such as theaters, symphonies, galleries, art guilds, choral societies, dance companies, folk art societies, writers groups, and arts festivals, etc.

Priority Tier Two:
Support for arts learning and arts in education programs such as artist residencies, summer camps, and adult art classes, etc. Grassroots funds may not be used for activities associated with a school’s internal arts programs such as in-school student performances, purchasing art supplies, or student art competitions or publications.

Priority Tier Three:
Support to other community organizations that provide quality art experiences for the greater community. These programs must be conducted by qualified artists.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181275

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amounts range from $500 and up.

Term of Contract:

All projects must take place between July 1, 2019, and June 15, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
- All organizations must have been in operation for at least one year.
- While nonprofit 501(c)(3) status is preferred, organizations that are nonprofit in nature may also apply.
- All organizations must reside and carry out projects within the county they are applying for funds.

Colleges, universities, and libraries may receive grants for arts programs that are community-based or generate regional arts involvement. Grants may not support their internal programs, administration or operation expenses (library books, band boosters, equipment purchases).

Grassroots funds may not be used for activities associated with a school’s internal arts programs such as in-school student performances, the purchase of art supplies, or student arts competitions and publications.

Religious organizations or churches may not receive Grassroots funds unless the programs are presented outside regular church services, engage the larger community and do not contain religious content.

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Pre-Application Information:

Important dates:
- Subgrant applications due at the end of June 2019.
- Panel meetings will be conducted in July and August.
- Recipients will be notified in September.

All subgrantees must match their grant amounts dollar for dollar. The funds must come from other public or private sources. Other N.C. Arts Council funds cannot be used as a match.

If your organization meets the eligibility requirements, it is the goal of the Council to assist you in completing an application that is complete and competitive. Special assistance will be available during the application period by workshop and/or by appointment.

Contact Information:

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

Jacksonville-Onslow Council for the Arts
826 New Bridge Street
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Phone: 910.455.9840

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina: Jacksonville and Onslow County