Statewide and Regional Networks

Background & Purpose

The Statewide and Regional Networks (SRN) program intends to contribute to the health and vitality of the creative workforce in California by creating a resilient network of arts service organizations and artists.

An arts service organization is defined as an organization that furthers the interests of artists, creators, tradition bearers, and arts and cultural organizations. They also provide specialized, practical services for artists, arts organizations, and cultural communities.

Eligible Request Amounts

Applicant organizations can request up to $50,000 for the grant period.

Funding Restrictions 

  • For organizations with total revenue above $250,000, the sum of requests for CAC grants during the same year of funding cannot exceed 50% of the total revenue from the most recently completed fiscal year, with the exception of applications for Administering Organization grants.
  • State-Local Partners, Cultural Pathways, and Arts and Cultural Organization General Operating Relief applicants are not eligible for Statewide and Regional Networks support in the same fiscal year.

Matching Funds 

This program requires a 1:1 match of award funds.

Estimated Arrival of Funds

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

Grant Program Overview

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This video introduces the Statewide and Regional Networks 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 Statewide and Regional Networks grant program. Arts Program Specialists Leslie Giovanini and Josy Miller will discuss your organization-specific grant application questions. Advanced registration is required to participate in the Zoom meeting. Hours are offered as follows:

Thursday, May 18, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. – Click here to register

Wednesday, May 31, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. – Click here to register

Featured Grantee: Alliance for California Traditional Arts

Program Timeline

Application OpensApril 25, 2023
Application DeadlineJune 6, 2023, 11:59 PM
Panel ReviewApprox. June – July 2023
Funding DecisionApprox. August 2023
Funding NotificationApprox. August 2023
Grant Activity PeriodNovember 1, 2023 – October 31, 2024
Estimated Arrival of FundsJanuary – February 2024
Final Report DeadlineNovember 30, 2024

Staff Assistance

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.

Staff Contact:

Leslie Giovanini
Arts Program Specialist

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