Arts Integration Training

Background & Purpose

In recent years, the CAC expanded the arts education grant programs, including the Arts
Integration Training (AIT)
grant. Awards of up to $25,000 per year support nonprofit arts
organizations and teaching artists to plan and deliver professional development in arts
integration strategies to classroom teachers, as well as site, district, and county-level
administrators. Arts Integration Training projects should be designed to pave a pathway for increased equitable student learning in, through, and about the arts. This may be realized in a
specific classroom, in all classrooms across a school site, or as a central strategy for a district-
or countywide arts plan. The project must be planned and implemented with collaboration
between a nonprofit arts organization, teaching artists, and the educational entity, with full
commitment from all participants.

Program Goals

Projects should address the following Arts Integration Training program goals:

  • Develop long-term, mutually beneficial relationships between arts and educational organizations, teaching artists, and the youth and families in the communities they serve.
  • Develop the ability of classroom teachers to design and implement culturally and linguistically responsive, sequential, standards-based arts integration projects throughout the curriculum.
  • Develop site, district, and/or county-level administrators’ understanding of how arts integration strategies promote overall student educational outcomes.
  • Promote educators’ positive recognition of and respect for the diverse cultural assets of the local community.

Eligible Request Amounts 

Applicant organizations can request up to $25,000 for the one-year grant activity period. 

Application Restrictions

Organizations may apply for only one (1) 2024 Arts & Youth Grant Program, including:

  • Creative Youth Development
  • Arts Education Exposure
  • Arts Integration Training

Funding Restrictions 

  • The sum of requests during the same year of funding cannot exceed 50% of the total revenue from the most recently completed fiscal year for organizations with total revenue above $250,000.
  • No funding restrictions for organizations with total revenue below $250,000.

Matching Funds

This grant does not require matching funds.

Grant Program Overview

Overview video coming soon.

Office Hours

Virtual office sessions are available to provide technical assistance for the Arts Integration Training and Arts Education Exposure grant programs. Join Arts Program Specialist Emily Taggart and Arts Program Manager Josy Miller as they discuss your organization-specific grant application questions. Prospective applicants are welcome to drop in during any session; registration is not required. The AIT and AEE office hour schedule and links for each session are listed below:

Wednesday, April 10, 2-3 p.m. – Click to join

Thursday, April 25, 9-10 a.m. – Click to join

Monday, May 6, noon-1 p.m. – Click to join

Friday, May 17, 9-10 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 4-5 p.m.Click to join

Application Links:

Online Application Portal:


Guidelines (Spanish)

Grants Manual

Grants Manual (Spanish)

Frequently Asked Questions

Grant Resources page

Grant Review Panel Process

2022 Grantee Information:


List of current grantees – Coming Soon

Program Timeline:

Application OpensMarch 28, 2024
Application DeadlineJune 6, 2024, 11:59 p.m.
Panel ReviewApprox. July – August 2024
Funding DecisionApprox. September 2024
Funding NotificationApprox. September 2024
Grant Activity StartsJanuary 1, 2025
Estimated Arrival of FundsApprox. January-March 2025
Grant Activity EndsSeptember 30, 2025
Final Report DeadlineOctober 30, 2025

Staff Assistance

Before contacting staff, check FAQs to see if application questions can be answered. If staff assistance is still required for guidance or clarification, email is the best way to contact Program Specialists. We recommend that you contact staff well in advance of the deadline to ensure you can be accommodated. People who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind, or have difficulty speaking may dial 711 to reach the California Relay Service (CRS). Large print is available upon request.

Staff Contact:
Josy Miller, Ph.D.
Arts Program Manager 

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