State-Local Partner Mentorship

Background & Purpose

The State-Local Partner Mentorship (SLP-M) program is intended to support the establishment of a county-designated local arts agency in each of the four counties in which no such agency has currently been identified (Alpine, Glenn, Kings, San Joaquin). Grant funds will go to four existing State-Local Partners (SLP) to foster the development of new SLPs in these counties.

A local arts agency is defined as the official county-designated organization that supports arts and cultural activity in service to individuals and communities throughout an entire county. Local arts agencies provide financial support, services, and/or other programming to a variety of arts organizations, individual artists, and the community as a whole. A local arts agency can be an agency of local government, a nonprofit organization, or a hybrid of the two.

Applicant Organization Eligibility

Applicants must be current grantees in the CAC State-Local Partners Program.

Eligible Request Amount

Applicant organizations can request up to $50,000.

Estimated Arrival of Funds

Distribution of awards will take place approximately between December 2023 and January 2024.

Office Hours

Virtual office sessions are available to provide technical assistance for the State-Local Partner Mentorship grant. Join Arts Program Specialist Josy Miller Join as she answers general questions regarding this program. Office hours are structured to be a “drop-in” format. Audience members are welcomed to join and exit as needed.

This video introduces the State-Local Partners/State-Local Partner Mentorship grant application elements and how to apply through the CAC’s online portal. Click here to watch.

Hours are offered as follows:

Wednesday, May 17, 12-1 p.m. – Click here to join the meeting

Thursday, May 25, 9-10 a.m. – Click here to join the meeting

Friday, May 26, 9-10 a.m. – Click here to join the meeting

Wednesday, May 31, 12-1 p.m. – Click here to join the meeting

Thursday, June 1, 9-10 a.m. – Click here to join the meeting

Application OpensApril 25, 2023
Application DeadlineJune 6, 2023, 11:59 p.m.
Panel ReviewApprox. June – July 2023
Funding DecisionApprox. August 2023
Funding NotificationApprox. August 2023
Grant Activity PeriodOctober 1, 2023 – September 30, 2024
Estimated Arrival of FundsDecember 2023 – January 2024
Final Report DeadlineOctober 31, 2024

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:

Josy Miller, Ph.D. 
Arts Program Specialist

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