CARES Emergency Relief Grant
Application Information and Eligibility CriteriaGRANT DEADLINE – May 29th
The Virgin Islands Council on the Arts, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, has developed a program to help secure jobs and keep the doors open for our arts and culture community in the US Virgin Islands that add value to the state’s economy and bolster the creative life of our communities.
The CARES Emergency Relief Funds program will be carried out through one-time grants to eligible artists and nonprofit arts and cultural organizations. These funds are to be used for three main purposes:
The maximum request is $20,000 for organizations and $5,000 for individuals with no match requirement. To apply, applicants will register online using the link below (please stay tuned for the link), complete the selected application and upload all supporting documents on or before the deadline date. Supporting documents include time-sheets, contract / lease agreements, utility bills, W9 forms etc.
General Eligibility Criteria
An organization must:
An Individual Artist must:
Those NOT eligible to apply to this program include:
- Organizations/ Individuals whose primary mission does not focus on areas of art or culture
- For-profit organizations
- USVI government agencies, divisions or departments
At the conclusion of the grant cycle, grantees are required to submit a final report which must include one copy of the following:
Be aware that failure to submit Final Report will jeopardize future funding:
- Grantee’s Final Reports are used to compile data and are critical to VICA’s continued receipt of federal grants.
- GRANTEES WHO FAIL TO SUBMIT FINAL REPORT WILL BE ASKED TO RETURN ALL FUNDING.