OUR TOWN: Award Information

Grant Amounts, Cost Share, and Matching Funds

We anticipate awarding a limited number of grants, subject to the availability of funding.

You must request a grant amount at one of the following levels: $25,000, $50,000, $75,000, $100,000, or $150,000. We will award very few grants at the $150,000 level; these will be only for projects of significant scale and impact.

Our grants cannot exceed 50% of the total cost of the project. All grants require a nonfederal cost share/match of at least 1 to 1. These cost share/matching funds may be all cash or a combination of cash and in-kind contributions. You may include in your Project Budget cost share/matching funds that are proposed but not yet committed at the time of the application deadline.

We reserve the right to limit our support of a project to a particular phase(s) or cost(s). All costs included in your Project Budget must be expended during your period of performance. Costs associated with other federal funds, whether direct or indirect (e.g., flow down through a state arts agency), cannot be included in your Project Budget. Costs incurred before the earliest project start date of July 1, 2023, cannot be included in your budget or cost share/match.

Period of Performance

Our support of a project may start on July 1, 2023, or any time thereafter. A grant period of up to two years is allowed. The two-year period is intended to allow an applicant sufficient time to plan, execute, and close out its project, not to repeat a one-year project for a second year

Any planning costs that are included as part of the project must be incurred during your established period of performance.