American Rescue Plan Grants to Organizations
UArizona may submit one institutional application. The institutional application will be coordinated by Andrew Schulz, Vice President for the Arts.
Independent Components are eligible to submit separately.
Applicants may request a fixed grant amount for: $50,000, $100,000 or $150,000. Cost share/matching funds are not required. A grant period of up to two years is allowed.
Grants will be made to eligible organizations to support their own operations. Unlike other Arts Endowment funding programs that offer project-based support, Rescue Plan funds are intended to support day-to-day business expenses/operating costs, and not specific programmatic activities. Cost share/matching funds are not required.
Support is limited to any or all of the following:
- Salary support, full or partial, for one or more staff positions. Staff positions funded may not conduct work independent of the organization receiving funds.
- Fees/stipends for artists and/or contractual personnel to support the services they provide for specific activities as part of organizational operations.
- Artist fees/stipends should be related to work with a tangible outcome, such as performances, presentations, workshops, and/or the creation of artwork. This is considered a stipend to the artist for the work undertaken during the period of performance. Such work must not be performed independently of the organization receiving funds.
- Facilities costs such as mortgage principal, rent, and utilities.
- Costs associated with health and safety supplies for staff and/or visitors/audiences (e.g., personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, etc.).
- Marketing and promotion costs.
Rescue Plan funds may be used to support existing jobs, new jobs, or to restore jobs that were furloughed or eliminated due to the pandemic.
Arizona State Museum IC: L. Falk
University of Arizona Museum of Art IC: J. McCleary