Administering Organization – Relief for Individual Artists and Cultural Practitioners

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.

Program Administration
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

Application Links:

Online Application Portal:

Application Instructions in Spanish (coming soon)

Grant Resources page

Overview Video

Program Timeline:

Application OpensDecember 18, 2020
Application DeadlineFebruary 25, 2021
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. 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. (she/her/hers)
Arts Program Specialist
(916) 322-6385

Click here to schedule a 15-minute phone consultation with Josy.

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