Contact: Dana Pezoldt | (305) 375-2161 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 11:59 PM
- Category A Applicants: up to $30,000
- Category B Applicants: $10,000 fixed award amount
- Cateogry C Applicants: up to $20,000
The Youth Arts Enrichment Program (YEP) was created as a joint initiative of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and The Children’s Trust. The YEP Grants Program is funded by The Children’s Trust. The Children's Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County by making strategic investments in their future.
The objective of the YEP Grants Program is to enrich the lives of children through the arts by making the arts available to more children and families throughout Miami-Dade County, whereby, children will have opportunities to have positive live arts experiences through:
- Arts Instruction
- Arts Intervention
- Healing/Expressive Arts
- In-school Arts Residencies and Performances
- Out-of-School/Public Arts Exhibitions and Performances
Applicants to this program must have a minimum one-year track record of producing high quality, cultural arts programs for children and/or youth in Miami-Dade County. Applicants to this program must be the entity directly responsible for managing, overseeing and implementing ALL administrative aspects of the proposed project, including but not limited to: data collection, reporting, scheduling, program design, production, implementation, contracting for artists/services, etc.;
Applications from educational institutions (other than university-operated cultural institutions) and fiscal agents will not be accepted.
CATEGORY A – Ongoing/Long-Term (Registration-Based) Projects: Provides project-based funding support to non-profit organizations for projects that provide children and youth the opportunity for ongoing/long-term direct participation in the arts, such as sequential arts instruction, after-school arts programs, in-school arts residency programs, winter and spring break camps, etc. These projects must be able to measure the impact of repeated participation in these programs on the students over the project period and document measurable outcomes.
CATEGORY B – Arts Enrichment: Provides project-based funding support to non-profit organizations for programs that provide children and youth the opportunity to participate in exceptional, innovative and transformative live arts experiences.
CATEGORY C – All Kids Included: Provides project-based funding support to non-profit organizations for projects that serve children, youth and young adults with disabilities through inclusive arts and cultural programs so that kids of all abilities and their families can participate fully in the arts.
Mandatory Pre-Application Requirements: All applicants (both new and returning) must attend one of the YEP specific workshops prior to submitting an application.
Advance notification regarding changes to eligibility requirements for the 2021-2022 SAS-C grant & 2022-2023 YEP grant programs.
Contract Compliance and Reporting Requirements for YEP Grantees:
A Final Report is required within thirty (30) days of the project completion date. In addition to the Final Report forms in SurveyMonkey Apply and accompanying documentation required, grantees awarded through YEP Category A (for registration-based projects) shall:
- utilize pre- and post- assessments and submit documentation to measure the specified outcome indicators;
- submit the student roster documenting the participant demographics specified, attendance, and performance measures; and
- utilize the electronic parent satisfaction surveys at the completion of the funded project.
Click here to download the YEP reporting forms and review complete reporting instructions. The forms can also be accessed by clicking: Grants > Grant Resources > Grant Reporting Documents.
YEP Grants Program Timeline*
|Grant Funding Period||October 1, 2022 - May 31, 2023|
|Applications Available||February 2022 with Administrator Approval|
Pre-Grant Submission Workshop - Online
(applicants are required to attend one online YEP-specific workshop)
Thursday, February 3, 2022 10:30 AM - Noon
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
|Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 11:59 PM|
Thursday, March 8, 2022, 11:59 PM
|Application Comments / Corrections Issued||
April 14, 2022
|Corrected / Final Application Due||
April 21, 2022, 11:59 PM
|YEP Panel Meeting Date||
Thursday, September 8, 2022, 10:30 AM
|Cultural Affairs Council Approval||September 2022|
|Board of County Commissioners Approval||October 2022|
|Award Notifications Issued||November 2022|
|Availability of Grant Funds||Not earlier than January 2023|
*Dates/times subject to change.