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COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

Grants to USA Artists for Essential and
Urgent Needs During COVID-19

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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CERF+

Deadline Date:

09/09/20 5:00 PM (ET)

Description:

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Grants of $1,000 to USA and territories artists to mitigate the financial impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended to provide urgent financial assistance to craft artists. Eligible uses of funds include meeting urgent food, housing, and/or health insecurities. The program will focus on those facing the most severe financial pressures. Priority will be given to eligible artists who have traditionally been underserved by the grantmaking community including people of color and folk and traditional artists.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 191139

Estimated Size of Grant:

$1,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for a “CERF+ Covid-19 Relief Grants”, applicants must:
1) Work in a craft discipline
- CERF+ broadly defines eligible artists to include those who create work using historically recognized craft materials such as clay, glass, textiles, wood, metal; as well as those whose work expands on these historical definitions through the incorporation of non-traditional materials, new technologies and experimental approaches.
- CERF+ serves artists at all stages of their careers and seeks to support people from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds. Eligibility is not determined solely by the amount of money an artist generates from their work and the organization recognizes that many individuals have careers that rely on multiple streams of income and financial support.
2) Reside and work in the U.S. or U.S. Terrorities for the last two years.
3) Dire Financial Emergency: Experience a dire financial emergency as a result of Covid-19 including food, housing, or health insecurities.

Conflict of Interest - Current employees, board members, consultants, immediate family members of CERF+ are not eligible to apply for this grant.

Pre-Application Information:

The grants will be awarded in two cycles: the application opens July 8th and the deadline for the first round will be July 29th, the second round will open August 19th and the deadline will be September 9th.

Cycle 1:
July 8, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. (ET) – Application Cycle Opens
July 29, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. (ET) – Application Cycle Closes
July 30, 2020 through August 6, 2020 – Application Review
August 7-12, 2020 – Notifications Made

Cycle Two:
August 19, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. (ET) – Application Cycle Opens
September 9, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. (ET) – Application Cycle Closes
September 10 through September 17 – Application Review
September 18-23, Notifications Made

A committee will review applications based on dire financial need (food, housing, or health insecurities). Grants will be reviewed within 7 weekdays after the application cycle has closed. Applicants will receive notification at the end of this period on their application status.

Grants will be distributed within 10 business days of an approved application dependent upon the recipient completing required paperwork.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online (English): https://www.tfaforms.com/4830977

For assistance, please contact relief@cerfplus.org.

CERF+
535 Stone Cutters Way, Ste 202
Montpelier, VT 05602
802-229-2306

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

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