CAP grants available through ACNA

WESTPORT - 2010 Cultural Assistance Program (CAP) Grants are now available to nonprofit organizations that provide cultural programming in Essex County. The Deadline is Friday, March 26.

Any arts, historical, preservation or library association, museum or other non-profit organization providing a cultural enrichment program for Essex County residents may apply. The organization must be a member of the Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks to apply. If organizations are not currently members, they may become members at any time before the deadline of Friday, March 26.

Organizations may apply for either Project Funding or General Operating support. Requests for capital improvements are not fundable requests. This includes equipment purchases (computer, theatrical lighting, sound system, gallery lighting, exhibit display system), physical improvements, building repairs and signage. Rental of the above is allowed if used to carry out a specific program. Project grants up to $750 are available for projects taking place in 2010. Priority will be given to organizations who have not received NYSCA'S Developing Community Arts funding for 2009-2010. An organization may apply for General Operating Support (GOS) if they have a budget of at least $65,000, paid staff and demonstrate need. CAP funding is made possible with Essex County Government support.

All applications must be in the ACNA offices by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 26.

For more information about this grant, contact Athena Roth, Grants Coordinator at the Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks at 962-8778, or e-mail at grants@artsnorth.org.

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