Grants can only amount to 50 percent of the entire proposed project costs. All grant money awarded must be fully matched. The applicant must provide half or more of the total project cost in cash or a combination of cash and in-kind contributions* from other sources, identified in the project budget.
In cases of demonstrated special need, a high in-kind match may be acceptable. These cases must be discussed with the community arts coordinator prior to application. No more than 25 percent of the grant request may be used to purchase supplies related to the project.
*In-kind contributions refer to facilities, supplies, equipment and services whose monetary value can be determined and that are necessary to the project and otherwise must be purchased or rented by the applicant to conduct the project.