Community Grants (CG) Program

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Contact:  Graham Winick | (305) 375-2523 | graham.winick@miamidade.gov

CG Maximum Request (See Guidelines for more info):

  • $7,500 – One-time cultural events/artistic projects
  • $10,000/$15,000 – Major, annually recurring projects with a two-year minimum track record such as festivals and fairs drawing 1,000 people or more per day to the event

FY 2020-2021 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 and publications that have a strong artistic component.

The CG panel considers projects with strong community involvement and/or outreach component. 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. (See Guidelines for detailed information regarding eligibility and application process)


COVID-19 Notice:  We understand our cultural community is facing many uncertainties due to the impact of COVID-19, and this may require that projects / programs recommended for funding support be rescheduled or postponed to a later date(s). Department staff is committed to moving forward with the grant review process to the degree to which we can in order to ensure your program continues. As such, we are equally committed to working with any grantee who may need to extend grant periods or postpone events to a later date(s) in order to complete their work. Please be sure to keep in touch with us and let us know of changes any necessary to your programs so that we may assist you.


First-Time Applicants must:
1. Attend a pre-submission workshop
2. Schedule an in-person consultation with program administrator

Returning Applicants must:
Send a consultation e-mail to program administrator or schedule a consultation call

Deadlines:

Courtesy Review Deadline - Returning applicants who submit completed applications, including all required support materials by the Courtesy Review Deadline (one week prior to the Application Deadline) will receive technical comments and corrections.

Application Deadline – Returning applicants who waive their option for a Courtesy Review and submit their applications by the Application Deadline will receive a technical sufficiency review only. 

Requests to apply received at or after 5:00 PM on the program’s final deadline will NOT be accepted.

FIRST-TIME APPLICANTS WHO SUBMIT BY THE FINAL DEADLINE WILL RECEIVE TECHNICAL COMMENTS AND CORRECTIONS 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.


Click here to RSVP to a CG Workshop


FY 2020-2021 CG Grants Program Timeline

Quarter

FIRST QUARTER

SECOND QUARTER

THIRD QUARTER

FOURTH QUARTER

Project Period

October 1-December 31

January 1-March 31

April 1-June 30

July 1-September 30

Pre-Submission Workshop

 May 28, 2020 -10 AM

July 30, 2020-2 PM

November 12, 2020-2 PM

January 28, 2021-2 PM
Applications Available May 29, 2020 July 31, 2020 November 13, 2020 January 29, 2021
Courtesy Review Deadline

June 18, 2020

11:59 PM

August 20, 2020

11:59 PM

December 3, 2020

11:59 PM

February 18, 2021

11:59 PM

Application Deadline
June 25, 2020
11:59 PM

 

    August 27, 2020        11:59 PM

 

December 10, 2020   11:59 PM

  February 25, 2021      11:59 PM

Application Comments / Corrections Issued

July 23, 2020

September 7, 2020

January 7, 2021 March 25, 2021
Corrected / Final Application Due

July 30, 2020

11:59 PM

October 1, 2020

11:59 PM

  January 14, 2021

11:59 PM

April 1, 2021
11:59 PM
CG Panel Meeting 

August 27, 2020-2PM

November 5, 2020-2PM

February 11, 2021-2PM

April 29, 2021-2 PM

Cultural Affairs Council Approval
 
September 16, 2020
 
 
November 18, 2020
 
 
February 17, 2021
 
 
May 19, 2021
 
Parks, Rec & Comm Affairs Committee October 2020 December 2020 April 2021 June 2021
Board of County Commissioners Approval November 2020 January 2021 May 2021 July 2021
Availability of Grant Funds         Approximately         January 2021

       Approximately          February 2021

Approximately
July 2021
Approximately   September 2021

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