Six Recovery Grant Opportunities Opening July 8
On Tuesday, June 30, Sacramento City Council approved the framework for the $7.5 million Creative Economy Recovery program allocated to arts, creative economy and tourism. The program aims to uplift the local creative economy as well as assist iconic city-owned institutions including the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town. The Office of Arts & Culture has built out the Creative Economy Recovery program framework with input from the City’s Arts Culture and Creative Economy Commission and is designed to align with the goals of the Creative Edge cultural plan.
The Creative Economy Recovery program includes six specific grant opportunities (listed below) so that monies can be dispersed to businesses, institutions, individual artists, education opportunities and organizations representing culturally diverse communities and neighborhoods. More details on each of these categories will be announced soon.
The application period for the grants is July 8 through July 22. We are working to schedule webinars about the application process and will announce these dates shortly.
1. Cultural Asset Grant
Cultural Organizations that manage City-owned or invested properties may apply for reimbursement for emergency general operating support costs due to mandated closures caused by the Coronavirus (Covid-19). Among the award criteria is demonstration of an organizational Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan. Expenses must have been incurred between March 1 and June 30, 2020.
2. Emergency General Operating Support Grant
Through a streamlined process, current grantees may apply for reimbursement for eligible emergency general operating costs due to mandated closures caused by the Coronavirus (Covid-19). Applicants must be recipients of the 2020 Cultural Arts Awards or 2020 Cultural Equity Investment programs and expenses must have been incurred between March 1 and June 30, 2020.
3. Cultural Equity Investment Grants
Arts and cultural organizations that need an infusion of support to achieve the next level in their organizational sustainability during and after the Coronavirus may apply for the Cultural Equity Investment Grant. The organizations’ mission, programs, staff, and board will represent inclusive culturally diverse communities and neighborhoods. Grant support includes eligible expenses due to mandated closures cause by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and technical support with community mentors.
4. Arts Education Grants
Arts, Cultural and Creative organizations may apply for the Arts Education Grant program for reimbursement for operating costs due to mandated closures caused by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and for adapting arts education programming to adhere to current environments affected by the Coronavirus (Covid-19).
5. Arts and Cultural Equipment Grant
Arts, Cultural and Creative organizations may apply for Arts and Cultural Equipment grants for equipment and supplies needed to respond to the Coronavirus. Eligible supplies and equipment include but are not limited to Personal Protective Equipment and technology that supports transitioning to virtual programming.
6. Creative Economy Grant
Individual Creatives and businesses supporting the Creative Economy may apply for reimbursement for lost employment, performances, rentals, and other qualified expenses caused by mandated closures due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19). Grants may be distributed through a partner entity.