Community Grants (CG) Program

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Contact:

Graham Winick | (305) 375-2523 | graham.winick@miamidade.gov

CG Maximum Request (See Guidelines for more info):

  • $7,500 – One-time cultural events/artistic projects
  • $10,000/$15,000 – Major, annually recurring projects with a two-year minimum track record such as festivals and fairs drawing 1,000 people or more per day to the event

FY 2019-2020 Community Grants (CG) Program Guidelines


The Community Grants (CG) Program is responsive on a quarterly basis to not-for-profit organizations developing small and large-scale community-based cultural (dance, theater, music, visual arts) programs, as well as projects and events, such as fairs, parades, neighborhood festivals and publications that have a strong artistic component.

The CG panel considers projects with strong community involvement and/or outreach component. The CG Program is particularly sensitive to the needs of indigenous cultural neighborhood activities and projects encouraging the preservation of heritage, traditions and culture, as well as social service organizations and cultural groups developing collaborative intervention projects using the arts. (See Guidelines for detailed information regarding eligibility and application process)


First-Time Applicants must:
1. Attend a pre-submission workshop
2. Schedule an in-person consultation with program administrator

Returning Applicants must:
Send a consultation e-mail to program administrator or schedule a consultation call

Deadlines:

Courtesy Review Deadline - Returning applicants who submit completed applications, including all required support materials by the Courtesy Review Deadline (one week prior to the Application Deadline) will receive technical comments and corrections.

Application Deadline – Returning applicants who waive their option for a Courtesy Review and submit their applications by the Application Deadline will receive a technical sufficiency review only. 

Requests to apply received at or after 5:00 PM on the program’s final deadline will NOT be accepted.

FIRST-TIME APPLICANTS WHO SUBMIT BY THE FINAL DEADLINE WILL RECEIVE TECHNICAL COMMENTS AND CORRECTIONS AND ARE EXEMPT OF MEETING THE PROGRAM’S COURTESY REVIEW DEADLINE.  For more information about the Courtesy Review policy, please refer to the DEADLINES section of the grant program guidelines.


Click here to RSVP to a CG Workshop


FY 2019-2020 Community Grants Program Panel Members


FY 2018-2019 CG Project Descriptions - First Quarter / Second Quarter / Third Quarter / Fourth Quarter


FY 2019-2020 CG Grants Program Timeline

Quarter

FIRST QUARTER

SECOND QUARTER

THIRD QUARTER

FOURTH QUARTER

Project Period

October 1-December 31

January 1-March 31

April 1-June 30

July 1-September 30

Pre-Submission Workshop

 May 30, 2019-10 AM

August 8, 2019-2 PM

November 14, 2019-2 PM

   February 20, 2020-2 PM
Applications Available May 31, 2019 August 9, 2019 November 15, 2019 February 21, 2020
Courtesy Review Deadline

June 20, 2019

11:59 PM

August 29, 2019

11:59 PM

December 5, 2019

11:59 PM

March 12, 2020

11:59 PM

Application Deadline
June 27, 2019
11:59 PM

 

September 5, 2019

11:59 PM

 

 December 12, 2019

11:59 PM

  March 19, 2020

11:59 PM

Application Comments / Corrections Issued

July 25, 2019

October 3, 2019

January 9, 2020 April 9, 2020
Corrected / Final Application Due

 August 1, 2019

11:59 PM

October 10, 2019

11:59 PM

  January 16, 2020

11:59 PM

April 16, 2020
11:59 PM
CG Panel Meeting 

August 29, 2019-2PM

November 7, 2019-2PM

February 13, 2020-2PM

May 14, 2020-2 PM

Cultural Affairs Council Approval
 
September 18, 2019
 
 
November 20, 2019
 
 
February 19, 2020
 
 
May 20, 2020
 
Parks, Rec & Comm Affairs Committee October 2019 December 2019 March 2020 June 2020
Board of County Commissioners Approval November 2019 January 2020 April 2020 July 2020
Availability of Grant Funds Approximately    December 2019

Approximately          March 2020

Approximately
June 2020
Approximately   September 2020

*Dates/times subject to change.

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It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any accommodation to participate in Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs sponsored programs or meetings, please contact Francine Andersen 305-375-4634culture@miamidade.gov, five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).