The JUMP StArts program supports arts and culture education, apprenticeship and or mentorship via artists-in-residence programs for at-promise youth and young people through the age of 24. Activities may take place during or outside of traditional school hours in state- or county-operated correctional facilities; public settings; online; and in arts and culture venues, community centers, school sites, youth centers, and intergenerational settings.

Projects should prioritize system-engaged youth or youth who are especially vulnerable to being engaged in or by the justice system, and the project should be tailored specifically to respond to their needs.

The JUMP StArts program has two project grant strands. Organizations may apply for and receive funding for projects in one strand:

  • JUMP StArts – State Facilities
  • JUMP StArts – Community Spaces and/or County Facilities

Planning grants are also available to support arts organizations in the process of developing an arts project for system-engaged youth.

Eligible Request Amounts

Applicant organizations can request:

  • $2,500 for a planning grant
  • Up to $50,000 for a full project grant
  • Up to $52,500 for a planning and project grant if each request is in different funding strand: Community Spaces and/or County Facilities and State Facilities

This grant does not require matching funds.

Program Timeline:

Application OpensNovember 30, 2020
Application DeadlineFebruary 11, 2021 11:59:59 PM
Panel ReviewApprox. April – May 2021
Funding DecisionApprox. June – July 2021
Funding NotificationApprox. June – July 2021
Grant Activity PeriodOctober 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022
Final Report DeadlineNovember 1, 2022

Staff Assistance

CAC staff is available to offer guidance and clarification in preparing your proposal. We recommend that you contact staff well in advance of the deadline to ensure you can be accommodated. Please note: staff assistance is not available after 5:00 p.m. on the day of a grant deadline. 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:

Mariana Moscoso (they/them/theirs)
Arts in Corrections Manager

Subscribe to the California ArtBeat weekly newsletter

Skip to content