Arizona Commission on the Arts
Grants for Organizations and Schools 2013-2014: Honoring Our Servicemembers Grants
Honoring Our Servicemembers Grants assist organizations in their efforts to provide participatory arts and cultural experiences for active-duty servicemembers, reservists, veterans and their families. This program is not meant to subsidize tours, entry fees or ticket prices. Proposals may focus on any arts discipline or arts therapy, or could align with existing arts programming. Projects may involve participants of any age, and can take place in a variety of settings and formats.
An applicant must be incorporated as an Arizona nonprofit organization or school with tax-exempt status, or be a unit of government. Eligible organizations include Arizona schools, school districts, afterschool programs, parks and recreation departments, neighborhood centers, universities, libraries, social service and community organizations, retirement communities, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers and hospitals.
Grant Program Review Criteria & Scores
Quality Programming/Service (35 points): Project provides quality programming or service in support of arts experiences for identified participants.
Community Investment (35 points): Project plan demonstrates capacity of the organization to engage participants in meaningful, accessible and participatory arts experiences; and to cultivate mutually-beneficial relationships, support and/or guidance from appropriate and related community partners.
Stewardship of Public Funds (30 points): Project plan demonstrates commitment and capacity of the applicant to administer public funds.
Review Score based on a total of 100 points.
Honoring Our Servicemembers applicants must meet the following program requirements at the time of application:
• Minimum comprehensive project budget of $1,500. (Includes Contracted Services/Artist Fees including travel/per diem,
Staff Time Equivalent, Materials/Supplies, Space Rental and Marketing/Promotion Materials)
Grant Program Does Not Fund
Organizations and schools that received Arts Commission funding in fiscal year 2012 but failed to file a final report by Monday, August 6, 2012.
Subsidy programs for tickets to performances or events.
- Applications submitted by for-profit organizations.
Grant Program Does Not Fund (continued)
Projects involving construction of facilities.
Food and beverages for receptions and hospitality functions.
Funding for insurance.
Scholarships, awards and competitions.
Producing organizations to tour or present themselves.
Conferences, symposiums and the like.
Religious institution-led or religious group-sponsored projects not open to participation by non-congregants.
Religious institution-led or religious group-sponsored projects whose primary purpose is the religious socialization of
individuals, or which exist as parts of religious sermons or services.
College or university-sponsored projects not open to participation by the community outside the university setting.
This list is not comprehensive.
Honoring Our Servicemembers Grants range from $750 to $7,500, and must be matched 1:1, excluding in-kind support. The minimum comprehensive project budget must be $1,500. The following chart lists eligible fees for this grant program. Proposed projects are not required to have planned expenditures in all “Eligible Fees” areas. Applicants will have an opportunity to outline additional expenditures areas in the GO!EGOR online application.