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Organizational Development Grant

Grants to Maine Arts and Cultural Nonprofits
and Agencies for Capacity-Building Activities

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Maine Arts Commission

Deadline Date:

04/02/20

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Maine nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and government agencies for capacity-building activities. Applicants must contact program staff prior to submitting a grant application. Funding is intended to address issues such as staff and board development, organizational positioning, financial management, marketing, and planning. Projects can be in any artistic discipline and on any scale.

Grant applications are reviewed on a competitive basis using the following criteria:
- Organizational readiness
- Proposed outcomes
- Project implementation and leadership
- Application quality.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179593

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maximum Award: $5,000

Term of Contract:

The funding cycle for this program is July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

An organization is eligible to apply if it meets the following criteria:
- The applicant is a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service or is a unit of municipal, county or tribal government, legally established in the state of Maine.
- Is in compliance with Final Reports required by the Maine Arts Commission for previous awards.
- The applicant has discussed the proposal with agency Executive Director Julie Richard two or more weeks prior to the deadline and has been approved to apply.

Applicants are welcome to apply to all grant programs in a cycle, but will need to select one if multiple grants across certain programs are awarded. Grant awardees may NOT accept more than one grant from the following programs in the same year: Partnership, Project Grant for Organizations, or Organizational Development. However, grant awardees in any of these three programs ARE eligible to receive Arts Learning, Arts & Humanities, Creative Aging and Creative Communities = Economic Development grants during the same cycle.

Grant awards may not be re-granted nor used to cover the costs of brick-and-mortar projects, permanent or capital equipment, operating support or fundraising.

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadline: April 2, 2020.

There is a required 1:1 in-kind or cash match for the grant.

Applicants are required to speak with Julie Richard, Executive Director, two or more weeks prior to the application deadline. Approval by Ms. Richard is required to apply for the grant.

The review process and delivery of funds may take up to six months. This means that grant funds may be used to reimburse costs which have been incurred for the project after the grant has been approved but prior to funds being disbursed.

Grants Help: https://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Funding/Grants-Help#

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:
https://mainearts-grants.maine.gov/account/login

Julie Richard, Executive Director
207-287-2710
julie.richard@maine.gov

For general questions about the application or review process please contact:

Kerstin Gilg, Director of Grants and Accessibility
207/ 287-6719
kerstin.gilg@maine.gov

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