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Coronavirus Relief Activities in the Arts Sector

American Rescue Plan Organizational Grants

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New Hampshire State Council on the Arts (NHSCA)

Deadline Date:

01/14/22 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $6,000 to New Hampshire nonprofit organizations for Coronavirus (COVID-19) relief activities in the arts sector. Funding is intended to support the development of opportunities for New Hampshire artists and/or arts organizations that have been negatively impacted by the pandemic.

This funding category recognizes that the nonprofit arts industry is an important sector of New Hampshire’s economy, and that financial support is necessary to help save jobs and keep operations functioning for organizations that add value to the creative life of New Hampshire's communities. NHSCA ARPA grant awards are designed to assist nonprofit organizations to recover from hardship due to the pandemic. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Risk of permanent closure.
  • Loss of significant revenue.
  • Loss of paid staff.
  • Loss of venue or workspace.

Grant funds may be used to support day-to-day business expenses or operating costs, including any or all of the following:

  • Salary support, full or partial, for one or more staff positions.
  • Fees/stipends for artists and/or contractual personnel for services they provide for specific activities in support of your organization’s general operations.
  • Facilities costs such as rent and utilities (for example, electric, phone, and gas bills).
  • Costs associated with health and safety supplies for staff and/or visitors (for example, personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies, and hand sanitizer).
  • Marketing and promotion costs.

Note: Any organizational activities funded by NHSCA ARPA grants must be part of the organization’s regular, day-to-day work and cannot be for a new or special project or program. Funds can be used retroactively to cover expenses incurred on or after August 23, 2021.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 199948

Estimated Size of Grant:

Requests may be made for up to $6,000.

Term of Contract:

Costs must be incurred between August 23, 2021 – November 30, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
Nonprofit organizations with incorporation in New Hampshire and a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service whose primary mission is to produce, present or serve the arts, and have been offering arts programming for at least one year. Organizations must have paid staff. Non-arts organizations are welcome to apply as long as they are able to connect their mission to the purpose of this grant.

In addition, applicant organizations must:
- Have an independent Board of Directors that meets at least quarterly;
- Have a DUNS Number;
- Be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements;
- Have submitted all required reports on past State Arts Council grants (if applicable);
- Be in good standing with the State Arts Council and NH Attorney General’s Office.

First time applicants are encouraged to apply.

Organizations serving and led by members of communities traditionally under-resourced in the arts are encouraged to apply. These groups include:
- People of color or indigenous people.
- People who identify as LGBTQ+.
- People who live in rural areas.
- People with disabilities.
- People who identify as immigrants or refugees.
- People whose first (or only) language is not English.

Please note that current NHSCA Public Value Partnership grantees are not eligible for this opportunity as they have already been awarded NHSCA ARPA funding.

For a list of restrictions, see https://www.nh.gov/nharts/grants/pdf/NHARPAOrg.pdf#page=2.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be completed online by 11:59 PM on Friday, January 14, 2022.

No formal announcement regarding a funding decision and/or grant amount will be sent to any applicant until after the Council meeting. At that time applicants will receive official notification of the Council’s action. This notification may take up to 8 weeks after the application deadline.

Application Tutorial Video: https://youtu.be/E4IqG0WgpsE

Budget Tutorial Video: https://youtu.be/pHRhMbsX-GI

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://nharts.submittable.com/submit/878026b5-c7d4-4f75-be61-2fed19312947/nhsca-american-rescue-plan-organizational-grants

Questions about this grant program? Please contact Arts Council program staff: https://www.nh.gov/nharts/aboutus/staffbios/contactus_staff.html

Questions about the online application system at Submittable?
support@submittable.com | 855-467-8264, X 2 | https://submittable.help/en/

For accessibility accommodation requests including alternate formats please contact Cassandra Mason at Cassandra.mason@dncr.nh.gov or 603-271-7926.

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