The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC) is excited to announce that we will soon be opening up grant applications to cultural organizations in Barnstable County that have been impacted by Covid-19. The AFCC has a total of $139,000 available to distribute, thanks to funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Grants will range from a minimum of $4,000 to a maximum of $20,000. Eligible applicants must be nonprofit organizations in Barnstable County that have an arts- and/or culture-based mission. The online application will open on Wednesday, June 1st on the AFCC's website. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, July 15. In order to apply, organizations will need to have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI), a requirement for receipt of federal funds. Guide for Getting a Unique Entity ID Applicants should note that these are not project grants. This is also not a matching grant. Funds can be used to assist local arts organizations with the following costs: • Salary support (full or partial) for one or more staff positions. • Facilities costs, such as mortgage (principal only), rent, and utilities. • Costs associated with health and safety supplies for staff and/or patrons (e.g. personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, etc.). • Marketing and promotion costs. Cultural organizations must not use funding by any other federal agency to cover these costs during the grant period (September 1, 2022-September 1, 2023). Please note these important dates: • Application Opens — Wednesday, June 1, 2022 • Application Deadline — Friday, July 15, 2022 • Grants Reviewed/Scored — Monday, July 18 — Monday, August 15, 2022 • Notification — Week of August 22, 2022 • Checks Issued — September 2022 A list of application questions is currently available on the AFCC’s website as well as a detailed rubric for how applications will be scored, a budget template, and grant terms and conditions. More Details About the Grant Application Process Should you have questions about the application process, please contact Julie Wake, AFCC Executive Director, at email@example.com or 508-362-0066, ext. 111.