About LACOG: In partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the California Arts Council (CAC) awarded the Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County a grant as part of the 2020 State-Local Partner Cares Relief Fund. The Commission will administer a sub-grant program (LACOG) to fund general operating support, and/or project-based support to local arts and cultural organizations serving communities of color disproportionately affected by COVID-19. LACOG awardees are paired with commissioners to receive one-on-one guidance and support.
Application Available (online): September 28, 2020
Application Review at Public Meeting by Commission: November 2, 2020
Approximate Grantee Funding Notification: November 3, 2020
Grant Funding to be Distributed by: December 2020
Virtual Listening Town Hall: January 16, 2021
Final Report Deadline: January 25, 2021
Who can apply? Local arts and cultural organizations in Contra Costa County.
Total Grant Fund: $14,000
Eligible requestor amount: Up to $5,000. Approved grant amounts may differ from the request amount due to the level of funding available, funding demand, and/or the score a proposal receives from the commissioner panel.
What the grant covers:
General operating support and/or project-based support. Examples of support include: salaries, fees for artists and other contract personnel, and facility costs. Grant will be awarded to a maximum of 10 organizations.