Community Grants (CG) Program

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Contact: Roxana Barba | (305) 375-4209 |


First Quarter  (projects taking place between October 1 - December 31) 

  • Thursday, July 6, 2017, 4:00 PM

Second Quarter (projects taking place between January 1 - March 31)

  • Thursday, September 14, 2017, 4:00 PM

    NEW DEADLINE: Monday, September 25, 2017,  4:00 PM

Third Quarter (projects taking place between April 1 - June 30)

  • Thursday, January 18, 2018, 4:00 PM

Fourth Quarter - (projects taking place between July 1 - September 30)

  • Thursday, March 8, 2018, 4:00 PM

Maximum Request: $7,500 / $15,000

FY 2017-2018 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, conferences and publications that have a strong artistic component. The CG panel considers projects with strong community involvement and/or outreach component. Arts organizations not meeting these criteria should consider applications to other Department programs. 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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR RETURNING APPLICANTS: The Department of Cultural Affairs is implementing a new application review policy for this grants program. Returning applicants will have the option to submit a completed application, including all required support materials, no later than one full calendar week in advance of the grant program’s published application deadline for a thorough “Courtesy Review” by the Program Administrator. Returning applicants who waive their option for a Courtesy Review and submit their applications by the grant program’s published deadline will receive a technical sufficiency review only. Applications received from first-time applicants by the grant program’s published application deadline will be reviewed by the Program Administrator 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.

Mandatory Pre-Application Requirements:  All first-time applicants must attend a CG Workshop and schedule a consultation with the program administrator. Workshops will also cover user registration and navigation of Culture Grants Online (CGO), the Department's grants management system.

Returning applicants must schedule a consultation with the program administrator.

Click here to RSVP to a CG Workshop

FY 2017-2018 Community Grants Program Panel Members

FY 2016-17 CG Project Descriptions - First Quarter / Second Quarter / Third Quarter / Fourth Quarter

New Community Grants second quarter dates reflect updates due to Hurricane Irma.

CG Grants Program Timeline*






Project Period

October 1-December 31

January 1-March 31

April 1-June 30

July 1-September 30

Pre-Submission Workshop

 May 26, 2017-2PM

August 10, 2017-2PM

Deecember 14, 2017-2PM

   February 1, 2018-2PM
Applications Available June 2, 2017 August 11, 2017 December 15, 2017 February 2, 2018
Courtesy Review Deadline June 29, 2017-4PM

September 7, 2017 4PM

September 22, 2017 4PM

January 11, 2018-4PM March 1, 2018-4PM
Application Deadline
July 6, 2017-4PM

September 14, 2017 4PM

September 25, 2017 4PM


  January 18, 2018-4PM

   March 8, 2018-4PM

Application Comments / Corrections Issued

July 28, 2017

October 6, 2017

February 8, 2018 April 6, 2018
Corrected / Final Application Due

 August 4, 2017-4PM

October 13, 2017-4PM

  February 15, 2018-4PM
April 13, 2018-4PM
CG Panel Meeting 

August 31, 2017-2PM

November 9, 2017-2PM

 March 14, 2018-2PM

May 10, 2018-2PM

Cultural Affairs Council Approval
September 20, 2017
November 15, 2017
March 21, 2018
May 16, 2018
Award Notifications Issued October 2017 December 2017 April 2018 June 2018
Board of County Commissioners Approval November 2017 January 2018 May 2018 July 2018
Availability of Grant Funds Approximately January 2018 Approximately March 2018
July 2018
Approximately September 2018

*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 305-375-4634 /, five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).