Summer Arts & Science Camps for Kids (SAS-C) Program

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Contact:  Katherine Revell | (305) 375-5830 |

Deadline: November 13, 2018, 11:59 PM

FY 2018-2019 Summer Arts and Science Camps for Kids (SAS-C) Grants Program Guidelines

The Summer Arts & Science Camps for Kids (SAS-C) Grants Program was created as a joint initiative of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and The Children’s Trust.  The SAS-C Grants Program is funded by The Children’s Trust, a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County.

The objective of the SAS-C Program is to grant funding to non-profit organizations to provide underserved children in Miami-Dade County with opportunities to attend high quality cultural arts and science summer camp programs at little or no cost.  Funding through the SAS-C Grants Program is intended to augment established, high quality programs, providing more children with the opportunity to participate in cultural arts and science summer camps. 

Priority attention is given to projects that address children whose ability to participate in such programs may be limited by geography, economics or disability, projects in which unduplicated children underwritten by SAS-C funding will attend the camp program for four weeks or more, and projects that are able to expand program offerings and/or capacity in order to reach a broader population of underserved children and youth.

Applicants to this program must have a minimum one-year track record of providing high quality, comprehensive and specialized cultural arts or science camp programs for children and/or youth in Miami-Dade County.

Applicants to this program must be the entity directly responsible for managing, overseeing and implementing all administrative aspects of the proposed camp program, including but not limited to camper registration, program design, implementation, contracting for outside artists/services, scheduling, reporting, data collection, etc.

Mandatory Pre-Application Requirements:  All applicants must attend a SAS-C Workshop prior to submitting an application.

Click here to RSVP to attend a SAS-C Pre-Grant Submission Workshop

Contract Compliance and Reporting Requirements for SAS-C Grantees:  In addition to the SAS-C Final Report and accompanying documentation, the Grantee shall utilize pre-and post- assessments and documentation to measure outcome indicators; student roster documenting participant demographic, aggregate attendance, and performance measures; and a summary of the results of the client satisfaction surveys administered to parents of camp participants. Grantees must also attend a one-day All Kids Included (AKI) Professional Development Workshop on Inclusion Strategies for Children and Youth with Disabilities. 

Click here to download SAS-C reporting forms and review reporting instructions. The forms can also be accessed by clicking the Grant Resources tab under Grants.

Click here to RSVP to attend the mandatory SAS-C Grantee Inclusion Workshop

Click here to RSVP to attend the SAS-C and YEP Final Reporting Workshop.

FY 2017-2018 Summer Arts and Science (SAS-C) Grants Program Panel Members | FY 2017-2018 SAS-C Grantee List | SAS-C Funding History

SAS-C Grants Program Timeline*

Grant Funding Period June 1 - August 30, 2019
Applications Available October 2018
SAS-C Pre-Grant Submission Workshop
(applicants are required to attend 1 (one)
of these workshops)

First-time SAS-C Applicants:
Tuesday, October 9, 2018: 3:00 PM

Returning SAS-C Applicants:
Thursday, October 11, 2018:  2:00 PM

Courtesy Review Deadline  November 6, 2018, 11:59 PM
Deadline November 13, 2018, 11:59 PM
Application Comments / Corrections Issued

December 10, 2018

Corrected / Final Application Due December 17, 2018
SAS-C Panel Meeting Date
February 12, 2019, 10:00 AM
Cultural Affairs Council Approval
February 20, 2019
Board of County Commissioners Approval March/April 2019
Award Notifications Issued March/April 2019

Summer Camp Inclusion Strategies for Children and Youth with Disabilities Workshop

(attendance by grantees is mandatory)


April 3, 2019
Availability of Grant Funds

No earlier than May 2019

*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).