Purpose: What is the intended impact of this program?
Given the CAC’s commitment to racial equity, the CAC is seeking applications for an Administering Organization to manage a regranting program that provides rapid relief support grants to artists and cultural practitioners of color across the state of California who face dire economic consequences due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Administering Organization (AO)
The AO will be responsible for the planning and implementation of the rapid relief grant program, including but not limited to: development of program components and timeline; implementing statewide and culturally specific engagement strategies to priority communities and trusted culture bearers; regular reporting to and collaborating with the CAC on expanded outreach to ensure diverse statewide representation of applicants; management of the application processes for artists through implementation, screening applications, award management, and regular reporting to CAC.
The AO grant will be for approximately $1,361,875, for the following purposes:
- Program administration of the grant activities
- Up to $108,950 (8%) can be applied for this purpose
- Regranting awards of unrestricted funds to individuals
- Grants of $1,000 each
Online Application Portal:
|Application Opens||December 18, 2020|
|Application Deadline||February 25, 2021 11:59:59 PM|
|Panel Review||Approx. April – May 2021|
|Funding Decision||Approx. June – July 2021|
|Funding Notification||Approx. June – July 2021|
|Grant Activity Period||October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022|
|Final Report Deadline||November 1, 2022|
IMPORTANT: Please read the grant guidelines, application instructions, and grant applicant FAQs before contacting staff.
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. Due to a very high volume of inquiries, there may be a delay in our response. Please note: staff assistance is not available after 5:00 p.m. on the day of a grant deadline.
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Josy Miller, Ph.D. (she/her/hers)
Arts Program Specialist