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 2021-2022 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)


FY 2020-2021 Community Grants Program Panel Members

Project Descriptions:  1Q FY20-21    2Q FY20-21     3Q FY 20-21     4Q FY19-20


COVID-19 Notice:  We understand our cultural community is facing many uncertainties due to the impact of COVID-19, and this may require that projects / programs recommended for funding support be rescheduled or postponed to a later date(s). Department staff is committed to moving forward with the grant review process to the degree to which we can in order to ensure your program continues. As such, we are equally committed to working with any grantee who may need to extend grant periods or postpone events to a later date(s) in order to complete their work. Please be sure to keep in touch with us and let us know of changes any necessary to your programs so that we may assist you.


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

Download FY 2021-2022 Schedule Here

*Please note: the FY 2020-2021 CG Program Panel Meeting - 4th Quarter will take place on

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 10 AM*


FY 2021-2022 CG Grant 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 26, 2021 - 10 AM

August 5, 2021 - 2 PM

November 10, 2021 -      10 AM

January 27, 2022 - 2 PM
Applications Available May 27, 2021 August 6, 2021 November 10, 2021 January 28, 2022
Courtesy Review Deadline

June 17, 2021

11:59 PM

August 26, 2021

11:59 PM

December 2, 2021

11:59 PM

February 17, 2022

11:59 PM

Application Deadline
June 24, 2021
11:59 PM

 

   September 2, 2021 11:59 PM

 

December 9, 2021     11:59 PM

  February 24, 2022     11:59 PM

Application Comments / Corrections Issued

July 22, 2021

September 30, 2021

January 6, 2022 March 24, 2022
Corrected / Final Application Due

July 29, 2021

11:59 PM

October 7, 2021

11:59 PM

  January 13, 2022

11:59 PM

March 31, 2022
11:59 PM
CG Panel Meeting 

August 26, 2021-2PM

November 4, 2021-2 PM

February 10, 2022-2PM

April 28, 2022-2 PM

Cultural Affairs Council Approval
 
September 2021
 
 
December 2021
 
 
March 2022
 
 
May 2022
 
Parks, Rec & Comm Affairs Committee October 2021 February 2021 April 2022 June 2022
Board of County Commissioners Approval November 2021 March 2022 May 2022 July 2022
Availability of Grant Funds         Approximately         January 2022

       Approximately         May 2022

Approximately
July 2022
Approximately   September 2022

*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).