Please note: Due to feedback from the field, the CAC is closing the current grant opportunity for JUMP StArts (Cycle B) to clarify applicant eligibility, requirements, and review criteria. A newly revised release of the funding opportunity and guidelines will reopen on Friday, May 27. Application submission deadlines will be extended accordingly, from June 16 to June 23. -California Arts Council
The JUMP StArts program supports arts and culture education, apprenticeship and/or mentorship via artists-in-residence programs for system-engaged, system-impacted, and/or at-promise youth and young people through the age of 24. Activities may take place during or outside of traditional school hours at state- or county-operated correctional facilities; public settings; online; and at arts and culture venues, community centers, school sites, youth centers, and intergenerational settings.
Projects should prioritize system-engaged, system-impacted, and/or at-promise youth or youth who are especially vulnerable to be impacted by or engaged in 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 a different funding strand: Community Spaces and/or County Facilities and State Facilities
- For organizations with total operating revenue above $250,000, the sum of requests for CAC grants during the same year of funding cannot exceed 50% of the total operating revenue from the most recently completed fiscal year.
- If you have previously been funded by this grant in Cycle A, you may only apply to the same funding strand if your project content differs from your previously funded project (ex: Funding for Cycle A & B in the State Facility strand with different project content). You may apply with the same project content only if you are serving a different population or different facility (ex: Same project content for Cycle A & B, serving two different County Facilities and/or Community Spaces).
This grant does not require matching funds.
Online Application Portal: calartscouncil.smartsimple.com
Guidelines (Cycle B) – revise coming 5/27
Guidelines in Spanish (Cycle B) – coming soon
2021 Grantee Information:
Cycle B Program Timeline:
|Guidelines Published||April 28, 2022 / *Revised* May 27, 2022|
|Application Opens||April 28, 2022|
|Application Deadline||June 23, 2022, 11:59 PM|
|Panel Review||Approx. June – July 2022|
|Funding Decision||Approx. July 2022|
|Funding Notification||Approx. August 2022|
|Grant Activity Period||Jan 1, 2023 – Dec 31, 2023|
|Final Report Deadline||January 31, 2024|
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. 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.
Arts Program Specialist