Division of the Arts announces CARES Organization Relief grant

Eligible applicants include those that received General Operating Support from FY 18/19/20 or Project Support from FY20

Wilmington, DE (April 30, 2020) – The Delaware Division of the Arts, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, has developed a program to help secure jobs and support Delaware’s nonprofit arts organizations that add value to the state’s economy and bolster the creative life of our communities.

CARES Organization Relief grant guidelines and application are now available. You should download and review the CARES Organization Relief Guidelines in advance to review eligibility and parameters for funding.

Per the guidelines: To be eligible to apply for a CARES Organization Relief Grant, applicants must: a) Be a recipient of General Operating Support in the past three years (FY18, FY19, FY20) or Project Support in the current fiscal year (FY20); AND b) Be in good standing with all reporting requirements to the Division

Please note the following restriction: No individual may compile or submit an Addendum on behalf of an organization if that individual is a member or relative of a member of the Delaware State Arts Council or Division staff

If you are eligible and wish to apply, you can access the grant application in smARTDE. To do so, log in, click on “Opportunities” and locate “CARES Organization Relief.” Select “Apply Now” to begin the application.

If you need assistance logging into smARTDE, download the instructions here.

The deadline for submission is May 15, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. The goal is to review applications expeditiously so that funding can be announced and awarded in early June.

Please note: Because the CARES Organization Relief grants are made possible with federal funds through the National Endowment for the Arts, they cannot be co-mingled with funds you receive through the US Small Business Administration. In short, if you receive PPP money for specific salaries, contractual expenses, or facility-related expenses, you may not use CARES Organization Relief funds for those same expenses covering the same time period.

For a list of additional COVID-19 resources, please visit: https://arts.delaware.gov/resources/covid-19/

Image: The Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover; artwork: Thomas del Porte


Contact: Leeann Wallett, Program Officer, Communications and Marketing
302-577-8280, leeann.wallett@delaware.gov

The Delaware Division of the Arts, a branch of the Delaware Department of State, is dedicated to cultivating and supporting the arts to enhance the quality of life for all Delawareans. Together with its advisory body, the Delaware State Arts Council, the Division administers grants and programs that support arts programming, educate the public, increase awareness of the arts, and integrate the arts into all facets of Delaware life. For more information about the Delaware Division of the Arts, visit arts.delaware.gov or call 302-577-8278.