The 2008-2009 fiscal year is the final year that the Office of Cultural Affairs will offer, on a pilot basis, a small number of mini-grants intended to support grassroots and neighborhood arts and cultural participation, especially through small-scale projects delivered by very small arts groups, neighborhood organizations and other community organizations. Approximately $20,000 has been budgeted for the final year of the pilot.
Projects must be publicly accessible, take place within the City of San Jose, and have a total budget that does not exceed $10,000. Grants range in size up to $1,000 - 4,000.
Lessons learned from the three-year pilot will be incorporated into the OCA's main granting programs.
Pre-application Workshop Schedule (FY2008-09 grant cycle)
Note: All application deadlines are at 5 PM.
Application Deadline for 2008-09 Project Mini-Grants Pilot
Monday, October 6, 2008
2008-09 Project Mini-Grants Application Materials
For current Grantees:
Notice to grantee: When completing the Progress Report, only answer questions which apply to activities to date or expenses or funds received to date. If the question does not apply, write in “NA”.
When completing the Final Report, answer all questions.
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