West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) - West Virginia Commission on the Arts (WVCA)
03/01/21 - Postmarked
Grants to West Virginia nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies for projects that develop local arts and cultural programs and organizations. A Letter of Intent must be submitted prior to the full proposal. Funding is intended to support activities related to personnel, cultural assessments of local communities, long-range planning, and re-granting programs.
Qualified project activities:
Community Connections (Cultural Planning) eligible expenses include the cost of printing/copying, public meeting notices, surveys, re-granting and artist-stipend guidelines, mailing and design fees.
GrantWatch ID#: 169180
-The total salary may not exceed 25% of the applicant’s annual budget.
-Organizations with paid managers may apply for 50% of the salary for an arts management intern not to exceed $3,000.
- Eligible Expenses: 50% of new employee salary and benefits up to $20,000 for the first year, 40% the second year and 30% the third year.
Long-Range Planning Assistance:
-50% funding for consultant fees and expenses up to a maximum of $10,000.
-First-year funding is limited to $5,000 for coordinating a community cultural planning process and implementing goals outlined in the cultural plan, including up to $1,000 for support projects developed from the cultural planning process.
-Second-year funding is limited to $5,000 to continue furthering the goals outlined in the cultural plan.
-Allowable expenses for Cultural Planning is up to 50% of consulting fees and administrative costs for first year. In the second year, up to 50% for re-granting funds to support projects that meeting goals outlined in the cultural plan.
-Funding is limited to $6,000.
Funding is for projects occurring July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022.
Staffing Support: First-year support is available for 11 months for one staff position, beginning August 1 and ending June 30. Applicants must re-apply for second and third year funding.
Cultural Planning grants: Second-year funding is available to continue furthering the goals outlined in the cultural plan.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit completed package to:
West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History
Commission on the Arts
The Culture Center
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25305-0300
Jack J. O’Hearn
304-558-0240, extension 155
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