Grants Available to Napa County Arts, Culture Organizations

Deadline to register for grant application workshops is Feb. 7.

 The Napa County Arts and Culture Advisory Committee to the Napa County Board of Supervisors has announced a request for proposals from Napa County arts and culture non-profit organizations interested in receiving grant funds. 

Only registered 501(c)3 organizations working in Napa County’s arts and culture sector are eligible to apply.  

            Completed applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25. A total of approximately $215,000 is available for this round of grant funding, which includes carryover from prior fiscal years. 

 Funding for the grants comes from the Special Projects Fund established by the Board of Supervisors, which is funded by a percentage of the Napa County Transient Occupancy Tax.

            Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of two free grant application workshops scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 5 p.m. at Napa County Library Community Room, 580 Coombs Street in Napa. Pre-registration for the workshops is required. 

The deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 7. 

To register, email joann.melgar@countyofnapa.org with the date of the workshop you wish to attend, the name of your organization and the number of people attending.

Organizations may apply for grants for amounts ranging from $1,000 to $30,000, depending upon the total annual budget of the organization. All applications and supporting documents must be submitted online. The link for submission of applications will go live on or about Feb. 3, and will be available at countyofnapa.org/ceo/arts/. 

Prospective applicants are encouraged to review the application and other requirements before attending a workshop and to bring any questions about the application process to the workshop.

            On April 18, the NCACAC will hold a public meeting where the committee will make funding recommendations to County staff.  The ultimate decision as to which organizations receive funding and in what amounts will be made by the Board of Supervisors on May 20, 2014.

            For information about how to apply for funding and the 2014 Grant Guidelines, please visit countyofnapa.org/ceo/arts/

            The Napa County Board of Supervisors formed the NCACAC in June 2012 for the purpose of conducting a capacity-building grant program and making recommendations to County staff regarding grant awards to be made to non-profit arts and cultural organizations in Napa County. The NCACAC includes ten volunteer members, one from each of the five supervisorial districts and one each from American Canyon, the City of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga.



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