ACPC Grant Application Instructions
The Arts Council of Placer County (ACPC) promotes and advocates for all arts across Placer County to enrich and help develop the artistic culture of our region of Northern California and beyond.
ACPC will award grants ranging from $250 to $5,000 for programs and projects that:
PART I – GRANT APPLICATION (Application at the bottom of this page)
- To be submitted within the open grant period – JANUARY 1 – FEBRUARY 29, 2024
- By March 31, 2024 – Part I – Grant Applications scored (approved/rejected)
- By April 15, 2024 – All applicants notified
- By April 30, 2024 – First 50% of approved funding disbursed
- By December 31, 2024 – funds must be expended, and program completed
- The remaining 50% of approved funding disbursed upon submission and approval of Part II – Grant Report
PART II – GRANT REPORT (For approved grantees only)
- To be submitted by approved grantees, no later than 1 month after completion date of the event/project/program as noted in Part I Grant Application
- 2nd 50% of approved grant disbursed within three (3) weeks after timely submission and ACPC approval of Part II Grant Report
- Event/project/program to be held and completed within the grant period, March 1 – December 31, 2024
- If your event/project/program does go forward but you fail to submit Part II Grant Report within one (1) month after completion date of the event/project/program, you will not be eligible to receive the second 50% of approved funding.
- If your event/project/program does not go forward, and Part II Grant Report has not been submitted, ACPC will require that your funding be returned no later than your proposed completion date as noted in Part I Grant Application. You may also be suspended from applying for future grants for a period to be decided by ACPC.
- If your Part I Grant Application is incomplete, or does not comply with the stated requirements, categories, and timelines, or fails to fulfill the goals of ACPC, it will not be considered.
- The ACPC Grant Committee will serve as the review and scoring panel.
- Grants will be awarded based on available funding, number of grants submitted, number of categories checked, and how well each proposed program aligns with the information in this application’s instructions and application.
- Grants will be awarded up to the total available funding within your checked category.
- Non-profits must be “in good standing” with the California Secretary of State. Check here
- If you receive funding, ACPC will require that you provide to ACPC support documentation that best represents your event/project/program, including, but not limited to, any of the following that ACPC may use for publicity:
- Provide a quote/testimonial describing how this grant helped you achieve your goals for this event/project/program. This may be used in ACPC publicity and attributed to the contact person listed, unless specified otherwise.
- Marketing materials and/or high-resolution photographs or videos (that may be posted on ACPC website, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram)
- Press Release(s)
- Notices of public appearances
- Media announcements
- I/We agree to post ACPC Logo on our website, promotional and marketing materials acknowledging ACPC as a sponsor of our event/project/program
ACPC Will not consider:
- Events/Projects/Programs happening OUTSIDE of Placer County
- Nonprofit organizations not in “good standing” with the California Secretary of State. Verify here
- Funds to teachers/schools for programs to be held during the school day
- Expenses incurred before the start date or after the ending date of the Grant Activity Period, March 1, 2024, through December 31, 2024.
- Fundraising activities or services such as grant writing, annual campaigns, or fundraising events
- Lobbying activities intended to influence the actions, policies, or decisions of government officials or specific legislation
- Programs or services intended for private use, or for use by restricted members, or programs that require college or university enrollment for participation
- Projects for religious purposes
- Trusts, endowment funds, or investments
- Construction projects, purchase of land and buildings, or capital expenditures used to maintain, upgrade, acquire, or repair capital assets
- Equipment purchases (equipment rentals are eligible)
- Debt repayment
- Hospitality expenses, meals, food, alcohol, liquor licenses (food will be considered on a limited, case-by-case basis)
- Out-of-state travel
- Funds to be “regranted”
- Contingency or “slush” funds
- Rental of facilities that are owned by a for-profit organization will not be considered. Rentals operated by non-profit agencies will be considered
- Projects that discriminate based on race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, or disability
Categories of who may apply and funding ranges.
Criteria for Scoring
These criteria help ensure that this grant program supports projects that have positive economic and cultural impacts on the community and the local arts scene. Grants are awarded based on how well applicants meet these criteria and align with the goals of ACPC.
To apply for a grant, please submit the application below. You may receive a request for more information when the application is received. Please be sure to read all information including “Further Requirements” on this page.
Questions may be directed to: email@example.com
* If your grant is accepted, please note that 50% of the approved grant amount (up to or including your requested amount) will be made. The remaining 50% of your approved grant will be paid when ACPC receives Part II Grant Report of the Grant Application no later than one month following the completion of your event/project/program: Detailed information/supporting documentation describing your event/project/program, including a cost breakdown, testimonials from participants, marketing materials and/or high-resolution photographs or videos that ACPC may post on our various media sites. A full list of required material is listed in the “Further Requirements” section of this page.