NHSCA American Rescue Plan Organizational Grants Program (US)
The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts (NHSCA) is seeking applications for its American Rescue Plan Organizational Grants Program to 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 their communities.
NHSCA ARPA funds are intended to help these entities and their employees endure the economic hardships caused by the pandemic and to expedite the distribution of critical funds to a broad constituency and geographic range, as quickly as possible. They are committed to equitable grant making and will consider geographic diversity and the ability to reach underrepresented communities in their funding decisions.
Requests may be made for up to $6,000
What they will fund?
NHSCA ARPA grant awards are designed to assist nonprofit organizations 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.
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, which is to support the creative workforce and develop opportunities for New Hampshire artists and/or arts organizations. 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.
For more information, visit https://www.nh.gov/nharts/grants/organizations/ARPAorg.htm