South Carolina Arts Commission

South Carolina Arts Commission

District Arts Coordinator Grants

Grant Information

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Application Deadline
02/15/2022

Intent to Apply Notification deadline
Full application by invitation only

Complete details about this grant are scheduled for release in early 2022.

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Purpose
To support school districts in establishing or expanding the role of the district arts coordinator to ensure the development and/or implementation of a rigorous arts learning strategic plan

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Who's Eligible
Most S.C. school districts

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Funding
Up to $30,000 per year for 3 years

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Grant Period
July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023

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Matching Requirement
1:1 (grantee:SCAC)

About This Grant

Purpose

The purpose of the District Arts Coordinator Grant from the South Carolina Arts Commission (SCAC) is to support school districts in establishing or expanding the role of the district arts coordinator to ensure the development and/or implementation of a rigorous arts learning strategic plan.

 

Deadlines

Intent to Apply Notification: February 15, 2022
All school districts interested in applying for the District Arts Coordinator Grant must submit written Notice of Intent to Apply.

Full Application: March 29, 2022
Full application is by invitation only, based on Intent to Apply Notification.

Grant Period

July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023

Full guidelines and application for the District Arts Coordinator Grant are scheduled for release in early 2022. The following general information about SCAC grants is provided for reference.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted through our grants portal, which uses the Foundant platform. For frequently asked questions, registration instructions, and other helpful information, we highly recommend visiting the Grants Portal FAQbefore you begin working in the system.

The applicant must have an active account in our grants portal.

  • If you have previously used Submittable to apply for other SCAC grants or programs, please note that the grants portal is a different system. Your Submittable credentials will not work; you will need a grants portal account to apply for this grant.
  • If you have used the grants portal as both an artist and as a contact for a school or organization, be sure you log on with the correct account to apply for this grant.

After You Apply

The Grants Team will review submitted applications for completeness and compliance with guideline and application requirements. A review panel of arts professionals will evaluate the applications based on the published Review Criteria. An applicant’s numerical rating and panel comments are available to them upon request. Staff will then develop funding recommendations, based on these evaluations and the availability of funds. Recommendations will be presented to the Board of Commissioners, which makes final award decisions.

If your application is funded, you (and your fiscal agent/receiver, if applicable) will enter into a contractual agreement with the South Carolina Arts Commission, and you must comply with all requirements stated in that contract. You will receive notification and instructions when your contract is available in our online grants management system. You must submit your completed Contract Packet, including signatures and other documentation as instructed, by the date indicated in the system. You must also complete all other assigned Follow Ups by the due date given.

Please note: Any significant revisions to grant-funded activities must be approved in writing, in advance, by SCAC.

Additional details about managing an SCAC grant are available on our agency website.

Grant Payments

An accurate Pay Request, listing only expenses allowable under the program guidelines for the certified time period, must be submitted in order to receive payment for the grant award.

Grantees in this category may be eligible for interim payments, with the final grant payment released upon receipt and approval of the grantee’s Final Report.

Final Report

ALL GRANTEES are required to file a Final Report at the end of the grant period. The Final Report Due Date is stated in the grant contract. Failure to submit an accurate and complete Final Report by the due date will result in cancellation of the award and repayment of any funds received. SCAC will not fund applicants who have outstanding Final Reports.

Questions?

To learn more about the District Arts Coordinator Grant, contact Kimberly Washburn Motte, Arts Learning Director, at kmotte@arts.sc.gov.

Grants Coaching

We also highly recommend a visit to our Grants Coaching webpage, for

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