United States: Rapid Response Mini-Grants for Organizations
Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) is currently accepting applications for the Rapid Response Mini-Grants for Organizations.
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Rapid Response Mini-grants for Organizations will function similarly to MAC’s Mini-grant program but will differ in their expansion of eligible uses. Rapid Response Mini-grants for Organizations is designed to support small-scale arts activities in Mississippi communities and, in light of COVID-19, to adapt their artistic focused work in an online setting.
Rapid Response priority funding will be given to organizations who had to cancel or return their FY20 or FY21 MAC grants and those who have not recently received MAC funding. Priority will also be given to organizations residing in MAC’s identified underserved counties, high-poverty counties or extremely rural areas, as well as organizations led by or serving BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color), individuals with disabilities, veterans and those serving other typically underserved groups.
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Rapid Response Mini-grants range from $250 to $1,000 and require a dollar-for-dollar cash match.
Organizations that can apply for a Minigrant must:
Be based in Mississippi;
Be incorporated in Mississippi as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization;
Be a unit of local government, such as a school, library, or another county or municipal agency. Units of local government may be required to provide documentation of their status as a governmental agency.
How to Apply
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Applications should be complete, including all required information and materials. Incomplete applications, defined as applications missing one or more of the following documents, will not be considered for funding. Please be prepared to submit the following information through the eGRANT system:
Dun & Bradstreet (DUNS) number. Go to Dun & Bradstreet to apply for a number or check to see if your organization has a number.
Budget itemization (if needed to show additional information on the project budget).
Biographies (no longer than one half page for each) of the key artistic and administrative personnel working on the project (paid and volunteer).
A list of your organization’s board of directors. Please indicate their racial/ethnic make-up and members with disabilities. Public schools should submit a list of the current members of their school board. Governmental entities should submit a list of their municipal or county level governing boards.
If your organization is applying to MAC for the first time: a copy of your official IRS 501(c)3 determination letter. You do not need to send a copy of the letter if your organization has applied for a grant from MAC in the past three years.Public schools, libraries and other agencies of local government are exempt from this requirement.
If your organization is:
Presenting an Artist: If the artist you are presenting is not on MAC’s Artist Roster, submit a copy of the cover page (or link to) the organization’s adjudicated roster of which the artist is a member, as well as the page that features the artist. No copies are needed if they are on the MAC Roster, but please note their status as a Roster Artist in your project description on the first page of the application (and check that they are a current member);
Conducting Organizational or Curriculum Development:
The consultant’s resumé and a list of their recent clients with contact information.
A one-page narrative that includes:
a description of the organization’s specific needs that will be addressed through the consultation;
details of the project activities and the rationale for working with the proposed consultant;
the expected outcome(s) for the organization once the project is completed.
Attending a Conference: A complete conference brochure and registration form that shows the registration and related fees for the event. If travel funds are also being requested, please also include estimates from a travel agent or airline.
For Presenting an Artist or Organizational Development applicants: A copy of the signed contract or letter of agreement between your organization and the artist or consultant. The agreement should include all pertinent details including date of performance, type of presentation or performance, fee, payment schedule, and other necessary information.
For more information, visit https://arts.ms.gov/grants-for-organizations/minigrants-for-organizations/