The following are the “Eligibility Requirements” for non-profits to be eligible for payment of Fiscal Recovery Funds under the City’s Arts Non-Profit Recovery Program:
- The non-profit is a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19); and
- The non-profit is an Oklahoma City arts or cultural non-profit meaning it provides quality arts and cultural programming in Oklahoma City; and
- The non-profit must be established and functioning at the time of the application and for at least the three years prior to its submission of its application for funds; and
- The non-profit must have current financials and an active, volunteer board of directors; and
- The non-profit is registered as a charitable organization with the State of Oklahoma; and
- The non-profit is self-identified as “Arts, Culture, and Humanities” using the National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities system; and
- The non-profit is headquartered in Oklahoma City; and
- The non-profit has experienced “negative impact” or damages due to the COVID–19 public health emergency; and
- This can be shown through decreased revenue or gross receipts (relative to pre-pandemic revenue), increased costs due to COVID, COVID mitigation measures taken (excluding facility expansion), or challenges covering payroll, rent or mortgage, or other operating costs; and
- The negative impact was experienced during the period beginning March 3, 2021 and ending December 31, 2024.
Funding will be awarded in the following categories:
- Replacement of full-time, part-time and seasonal employee positions lost due to COVID-19 on or after March 3, 2021; and
- Reimbursement of costs incurred between March 3, 2021 and December 1, 2024 for COVID-19 mitigation efforts; and
- Reimbursement of costs incurred between March 3, 2021 and December 1, 2024 for technology to implement virtual programming; and
- Reimbursement of costs incurred between March 3, 2021 and December 1, 2024 for remote working technology; and
- A grant equal to the amount of lost revenues due to COVID-19 on or after March 3, 2021.
In order to be eligible, reimbursed or lost revenue cannot have already been covered (or will be covered) by government funding or private funding associated with government dollars, and proper documentation will be required.
MAXIMUM GRANT REQUESTS
- Organizations with budgets of $100,000 or less can receive up to 50% of their organizational budget.
- Organizations with budgets between $101,000 and $500,000 can receive up to 20% of their organization budget.
- Organizations with budgets between $501,000 and $1,000,000 can receive up to 10% of their organization budget.
- Organizations with budgets of more than $1 million can receive up to 5% of their organization budget.
This ARPA grant is a one-time funding opportunity.
Every organization receiving Allied Arts capacity-building funding must complete and submit an evaluation form describing how the grant was utilized. A report must be submitted prior to submission of a new grant request.
For items purchased with Allied Arts funding, grantees are required to submit copies of receipts.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
If the funded project is year-long in scope or does not end prior to a new funding cycle, an interim report must be submitted prior to submission of a new grant request.
For any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Fall 2022 Deadline - August 12 at 5 pm CST
The Allied Arts Capacity-Building program provides funding to central Oklahoma nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in support of their efforts to strengthen organizational infrastructure - including technological upgrades, board/volunteer management, long-term planning and professional development. Priority is given to projects that result in tangible, concrete results and efficiencies. Regarding professional development, priority is also given to opportunities within the state of Oklahoma and region.
Allied Arts understands that funding is also needed to meet the unique challenges related to navigating post-COVID challenges and will consider capacity-building requests, such as:
Filling full-time, part-time, contract and seasonal staff openings lost to COVID
Employing artists to conduct programming
Equipment and tools to provide virtual/remote programming, events and activities
Capital requests to conduct programming outdoors
Modifications to facilities to conduct indoor programming safely
Allied Arts will also consider capacity-building requests related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, such as:
Supporting collaborations between established cultural nonprofits and emerging groups
Funding projects that address racial, social, gender injustice through the arts
Operating expenses for organizations led by people of color and serving communities of color
Grantees must have a current profile with GiveSmart OKC.
An organization with a budget of $500,000 or more is limited to one request per Allied Arts fiscal year.
Allied Arts capacity-building grants will not exceed $5,000 for approved requests. Submission of a proposal does not guarantee funding. Funds are limited.
Funds are not available to pay for membership dues, shipping costs, parking or per diem costs for conference attendees. Individuals are not eligible for Capacity-Building funding.
Agencies receiving grant funds through this program are required to submit a report to Allied Arts upon the completion of the funded project with copies of receipts. An organization will not be considered eligible for future funding until a final evaluation report has been submitted.
Fall 2022 Deadline - August 12 at 5 pm CST
The Allied Arts Educational Outreach program awards grants in support of arts educational outreach projects with a focus on underserved children as well as outreach to veterans, the hospitalized, the elderly and developmentally disabled adults. Furthermore, the grant program supports operating expenses for cultural nonprofit organizations working to provide youth arts education and outreach to communities of color.
In order to qualify for funding, projects should provide cultural opportunities to Oklahoma schoolchildren in grades K-12 and other special populations. Projects can take place at agency facilities, in school classrooms, at afterschool sites, libraries, parks, community centers or virtually.
Hobby Lobby gift cards are also available in increments of $100. Gift cards can be requested in addition to cash grants for the procurement of materials and supplies directly related to the educational outreach project. The maximum grant amount per organization is $5,000 NOT including Hobby Lobby cards.
Agencies receiving grant funds through this program are required to submit an evaluation report to Allied Arts upon the completion of the funded project. An organization will not be considered eligible for future funding until a final evaluation report has been submitted.
Funds are limited. Submission of a proposal does not guarantee funding.