Developing Arts in Neighborhoods (DAN) Grants Program

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Contact:  Gilda B. Mooney | (305) 375-2131 | gbatlle@miamidade.gov

Deadline:  Thursday, May 9, 2017, 4:00 PM

Maximum Request: $15,000

FY 2017-2018 Developing Arts in Neighborhoods (DAN) Grants Program Guidelines


The Developing Arts in Neighborhoods (DAN) Grants Program provides funding and technical assistance support to small and/or developing cultural groups with annual organizational budgets under $100,000 that create, present or produce year-round cultural activities and arts programs in Miami-Dade County at the grassroots level, including underserved neighborhoods, communities or special populations. Applicants to this program must have at least a two year track record of creating, producing or presenting year-round cultural programs and activities. Colleges, universities, municipalities and governmental entities are not eligible to apply.


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.


FY 2016-2017 Developing Arts in Neighborhoods Panel Members | FY 2015-2016 DAN Grantees List


DAN Grants Program Timetable*

Grant Funding Period October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018
Applications Available April 3, 2017
Consultation Period with Department Staff April 3, 2017 - April 28, 2017
Courtesy Deadline May 2, 2017
Deadline May 9, 2017, 4:00 PM
Application Comments / Corrections Issued May 26, 2017
Revised / Final Application Due June 2, 2017
DAN Panel Meeting June 29, 2017, 9:30 AM
Cultural Affairs Council Approval July 19, 2017, 12 Noon
Board of County Commissioners Approval September 2017
Award Notifications Issued October 2017
Availability of Grant Funds No earlier than December 2017

*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 / culture@miamidade.gov, five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).