County Initiative Program (CIP)

The purpose of the County Initiative Program (CIP) is to provide general operating or programmatic support from the Greene County Legislature to major Greene County arts and cultural institutions that offer quality professional services and programs of benefit to the residents of Greene County. The Greene County Council on the Arts (GCCA) has administered this fund since its establishment in 1983. CIP funding is intended to promote the development, growth and viability of major Greene County organizations. With invaluable support from the Greene County Legislature, these goals continue to be met, producing a positive impact on the state of the arts and quality of life in Greene County.

2017 County Initiative Program (CIP)

Grant Applications Now Available

2017 CIP Guidelines Booklet

2017 CIP Application

2016 CIP-funded Organizations must submit 2016 Final Report by January 15, 2017

2016 CIP Final Report-PDF Format

2016 CIP Final Report – Word Format

Deadline for submission of applications is Saturday, December 10, 2016.

The purpose of the County Initiative Program (CIP) is to provide general operating or programmatic support from the Greene County Legislature to major Greene County arts and cultural institutions that offer quality professional services and programs of benefit to the residents of Greene County. The Greene County Council on the Arts (GCCA) has administered this fund since its establishment in 1983. CIP funding is intended to promote the development, growth and viability of major Greene County organizations. With invaluable support from the Greene County Legislature, these goals continue to be met, producing a positive impact on the state of the arts and quality of life in Greene County.

Greene County organizations receiving funds from state and federal agencies, including the New York State Council on the Arts, should apply to this fund. Organizations applying through our Decentralization Community Arts Grants may not apply to this program.

Additional requirements are as follows:

  • Organizations must be a legally established not-for-profit whose assets do not benefit private individuals and have an active Board of Directors.
  • Organizations must have been resident in Greene County for at least two years.
  • Organizations must provide regularly scheduled or full season cultural programs and/or services in Greene County.
  • The annual operating budget is generally in excess of $20,000, including in-kind contributed services and goods.

Previously funded organizations include: 23Art Initiative, the Altamura Center for the Arts, Bridge Street Theatre, Bronck Museum, Catskill Mountain Foundation; MJQuill Irish Cultural & Sports Centre, Mountaintop Historical Society, Music & Art Centre of Greene County; Planet Arts, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Wave Farm, Windham Chamber Music Festival and Zadock Pratt Museum.

Returning applicants will receive CIP Guidelines/Applications via email from the GCCA. Organizations interested in applying for 2017 CIP funding and returning applicants who have not received their Guidelines/Applications by the beginning of November should contact Kay Stamer at the Greene County Council on the Arts, 398 Main Street, P.O. Box 463, Catskill, NY 12414; (518) 943-3400; gcca@greenearts.org.

Completed applications must be submitted for consideration no later than December 10, 2016 (hand delivered or postmark date). Final Reports from previously funded organizations are due 60 days upon completion of their programming or no later than January 16, 2017.

 

 

 

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