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Eligibility & Guidelines

2015-16 Arts & Culture Trek Grant

This grant is not yet available – please check back on August 15, 2015, or read the 2015-16 application guidelines here. Michigan Youth Arts, on behalf of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, is offering Michigan K-12 schools grants of up to $500 to  pay for transportation costs associated with an arts- and culture-related field trip.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Applications must be submitted online at https://grant.michiganyoutharts.org/ no later than 11:59 p.m. on the deadline (Oct. 19, 2015).
  • Field trip must take place within the required dates (Nov. 9, 2015 – May 31, 2015).
  • Applicants must be accredited Michigan public or private schools, grades K-12.
  • Applicants may receive only one Arts & Culture Trek grant per grant cycle, per school building, per school year.
  • Grants will only be awarded to one applicant per educational institution.
  • A certified teacher leading the field trip must be the primary contact.
  • Travel and expenses associated with student competitions and/or performances, such as student band festivals, choir and theatre tours are not eligible.
  • Incomplete applications, trips without specific dates, and applications without transportation estimates will not be considered.
  • Private/personal transportation costs are not eligible (i.e. parent’s cars).

PROCESS

  1. Teachers: plan your trip to an approved organization, obtain permission from your school principal, make reservations with the organization; obtain an estimate for the transportation costs; and plan to incorporate the trip into the class curriculum. Review the enclosed application questions and ready your materials to complete the application online.
  2. Submit your application online at michiganyoutharts.org/grants by the deadline (Oct. 19, 2015).
  3. Applicants will be notified of the status of their grant request via email (Nov. 6, 2015). If approved, an Award Letter must be signed by the school principal, and returned either via fax or email.
  4. FUNDS ARE DISTRIBUTED ON A REIMBURSEMENT BASIS, after the trip has occurred. Awardees will be provided a link and instructions to submit their final report online. Awardees must compile financial information, send letters to state representative and state senator, and obtain a receipt from their transportation provider dated on or after the trip. Final reports must be received by the MYA office by July 1, 2016.
  5. Michigan Youth Arts will reimburse the school for actual transportation costs (not to exceed the grant award) within approximately 60 days of receipt of the final report.

This application will be open on Aug. 15, 2015. Please click the “Apply Online” button on the left hand side of this webpage or click here to apply. THINK AHEAD: Make sure to save your information in a separate document for future reference! 

 

Questions? Email grants@michiganyoutharts.org or call 248-545-9200.

 

 

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2015-16 Art Equipment & Supply Grant

This grant is not yet available – please check back on August 15, 2015, or read the 2015-16 application guidelines here. If you are interested in applying for this grant, please read the guidelines below for future reference.

Michigan Youth Arts (MYA), through assistance from The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, is offering Michigan K-12 schools grants of up to $2,500 to pay for arts equipment (including repairs of arts equipment) or supplies being used within the classroom/school setting. Grants are determined by independent panelists, based on how well applications adhere to the grant guidelines (rather than in comparison to other applicants). Michigan K-12 teachers of any “arts” subject may apply for the grant, including: visual arts, vocal music, instrumental music, and dance. Grants are awarded on a reimbursement basis, and a 1:1 match (in terms of teacher or volunteer time, or an equivalent cash amount) is required.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Applications must be submitted online at https://grant.michiganyoutharts.org/ no later than 11:59 p.m. on the deadline November 1, 2015.
  • Purchases and repairs must take place between the time a signed contract is returned through February 29, 2016.
  • Applicants must be accredited Michigan public or private schools, grades K-12.
  • Applicants may receive only one Art Equipment & Supplies grant per grant cycle, per school building, per school year.
  • Grants will only be awarded to one applicant per educational institution.
  • A certified teacher must be the primary contact.
  • Equipment that falls into the category of furniture or becomes part of the school building is not eligible.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

PROCESS

  1. Determine a list of supplies or needed repairs and get price quotes or catalog prices to support your estimated costs. Review the enclosed application questions and ready your materials to complete the application online.
  2. Submit your application online at michiganyoutharts.org/grants by November 1, 2015.
  3. Applicants will be notified of the status of their grant request via email by November 20, 2015. If approved, an Award Letter must be signed by a school administrator, and returned either via fax or email.
  4. FUNDS ARE DISTRIBUTED ON A REIMBURSEMENT BASIS, after you have made your purchase. Awardees will be provided a link and instructions to submit their final report online, and must do in order to be reimbursed. Awardees must provide copies of letters sent to their state senator and state representative. Final reports must be received by MYA office by Thursday, March 31, 2016.
  5. Michigan Youth Arts will reimburse the school for actual expenses (not to exceed the grant award) within approximately 60 days of receipt of the final report.

This application will be open on August 15, 2015.  Please click the “Apply Online” button on the left hand side of this webpage or click here to apply. THINK AHEAD: Make sure to save your information in a separate document for future reference! 
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This activity is made possible by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

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