Grant Applications Available for CIP 2013
Guideline booklets and applications for the Greene County Initiative Program (CIP) for 2013 are now available. Deadline for submission of applications is Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.
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 the Decentralization Program 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: The Bronck Museum, Catskill Mountain Foundation; free103point9 Wave Farm, Greene Room Players; Music & Art Centre of Greene County; Planet Arts, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 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 2013 CIP funding and returning applicants who have not received their Guidelines/Applications by mid-September should contact Kay at the Greene County Council on the Arts, 398 Main Street, P.O. Box 463, Catskill, NY 12414; (518) 943-3400; firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, see Funds & Grants at www.greenearts.org
All CIP applicants should contact Kay Stamer prior to Oct. 15 to notify of their intent to apply for 2013 funding. Completed applications must be submitted for consideration no later than Nov. 2.