Am I guaranteed to receive a grant if I apply early?
No, funds are limited and applicants demonstrating financial need for general operating costs will be prioritized during the review and selection process. We anticipate that the need for funding will outnumber funds available, so we will be unable to provide relief funding for every applicant.
How can I apply?
If you are an eligible organization, apply online here. E-mailed application forms, whether sent in the body of an email or as a separate attachment, will not be opened. Please do not mail your application form to the Fresno Arts Council. Mailed applications may not be received or reviewed during the application period.
Can I apply on the behalf of an organization where I am a volunteer?
Yes, applications must be completed by a verifiable representative of the organization, whether as a staff member, volunteer board member, or executive director/CEO.
Is the form available in Spanish or another language?
No, at this time the application form is available in writing only in English. Please email the Fresno Arts Council at email@example.com for additional language assistance and resources.
How will applications be reviewed for selection?
Applications submitted within the open reading period will be reviewed by the grants team for at least four weeks, or after October 5, 2020. After review, the grants team will deliberate for 1-2 weeks. It may take up to six weeks to complete the grants review process for this round of funding.
Only art & cultural organizations selected to receive relief funding grants will be contacted. Please do not call or email the Fresno Arts Council inquiring about the status of your application or whether you will be receiving a grant: Fresno Arts Council staff will not have that information available, and may still be sheltering in place and working remotely.
When is the deadline to apply?
The deadline is Monday, October 5, 2020, by 11:59 PM PDT. Apply online here.
Can I apply more than once?
Please limit to one application per individual art & cultural organization, except for applications filed through a fiscal agent. All relief funds are one-time grants, and limited to one per applicant organization.
Can I save my application then finish it later?
Unfortunately, no. The application form must be completed within the same session: if you close the window before submitting, your answers will not be saved.
You may choose to write your answers down in a separate document using any word processing program, like Microsoft Word or Google Docs, then copy and paste your answers into the online application form when you are ready. This will prevent you from having to start-over, in case you lose your internet connection or if you experience any kind of technical issue while filling out the application form.
Will my information be kept confidential?
Yes, your answers will not be shared outside the FASNF team and your information will not be used for marketing or promotional purposes. Little Green Light, the application platform, operates with above-industry-standard security certificates to securely store and protect all data collected. Your information will not be copied, shared, or viewed by anyone not directly involved in the FASNF initiative.