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Guidelines

Applying for a grant

To submit your Letter of Intent or apply for a grant you first must register on RISCA's online grant application system. Click one of the links below, choose the option "Create A New Account", and provide the necessary information. Then sign into the system and choose "Apply" in the left margin to begin the process.

Want to see the questions before you start work on the application?

Click on the appropriate link to see the questions prior to working on the Letter of Intent or the SCFG application


 

State Cultural Facilities Grant Program

Important

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2017. Applicants should submit an online Letter of Intent (LOI) by no later than September 1, 2017, briefly describing their project and the amount they intend to request.  This helps us plan for the October 1st deadline.

Applicants who intend to request a grant in excess of the $250,000 maximum award are REQUIRED to submit a Letter of Intent by no later than August 1, 2017.

Click here for a copy of the Rules & Regulations that govern the State Cultural Facilities Grant Program

For the online version of the Guidelines, go to http://www.arts.ri.gov/scfg/scfg-guidelines.php

Click on the appropriate link to see the questions prior to working on the Letter of Intent or the SCFG application

About SCFG

The State Cultural Facilities Grant Program (SCFG) was created because state lawmakers and voters recognized that many significant cultural properties in our state need extensive repairs or restoration, and that these organization contribute significantly to the state and local economy.  These facilities and the organizations that enliven them contribute to the quality of life in Rhode Island and insure that our arts and cultural activities continue to inspire new generations.  Moreover, the arts and cultural sector creates jobs, stimulates tourism, and builds and revitalizes our downtowns, neighborhoods and communities throughout the state.

The State Cultural Facilities Grant Program is a matching grant program.  It promotes careful planning for capital improvement, preservation and renovation projects for public and nonprofit artistic, performance centers, historic sites, museums and cultural art centers located around the state.  Through its matching requirements, the program stimulates broader support and participation in cultural facility projects statewide.  Applications for the 2016 grant round (approximately $2 million) will be due on October 1, 2017.  Applicants will be notified of grant decisions by December 31, 2017.  We anticipate one additional round in 2018 ($2.0 million).

 

For more information, please contact:
Randall Rosenbaum, Executive Director
Randall.Rosenbaum@arts.ri.gov