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 for the one-year grant activity period.

Grant Program Overview

Overview video coming soon.

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

Office Hours

Virtual office sessions are available to provide technical assistance for the State-Local Partner Mentorship and State-Local Partners grant programs. Join Arts Program Specialist Jonathan Estrada and Arts Program Manager Josy Miller as they answer general questions regarding this program. Prospective applicants are welcome to drop in during any session; registration is not required. The SLP and SLP-M office hour schedule and links for each session are listed below:

Thursday, April 18, 4-5 p.m. – Click to join

Wednesday, May 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Click to join

Monday, May 13, 12-1 p.m. – Click to join

Application OpensMarch 28, 2024
Application DeadlineJune 6, 2024, 11:59 p.m.
Panel ReviewApprox. July – August 2024
Funding DecisionApprox. September 2024
Funding NotificationApprox. September 2024
Grant Activity PeriodOctober 1, 2024
Estimated Arrival of FundsApprox. January – March 2025
Grant Activity EndSeptember 30, 2025
Final Report DeadlineOctober 30, 2025

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:

Jonathan Estrada
Arts Program Specialist

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