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Application Instructions

Applications for FY20 funding will be accepted in the following categories:

CIP Projects
Program guidelines
CIP Projects grants are one year grants for specific, eligible, public programming, and are not for general operating support. Organizations that receive funding as Portfolio or Gateway grantees are not eligible to apply to this program.

The next application deadline will be May 1, 2019 for projects taking place after June 1, 2019.
Application deadline: May 1, 2019
Grants announced: September 2019
Future application deadlines: Spring 2020, 2021

Guidelines for the Projects grants program are currently being revised, and will be available in late December, 2019. The guidelines below were for FY19 grants, and are included for general information purposes.

Listen to a webinar about applying to the Projects program

Check out the sample application.

Questions regarding CIP Projects? Review the guidelines, and then contact Sara Glidden at 617-858-2710.

Annual contract requirements for FY19 Projects grantees can be found online.

CIP Gateway
Program Guidelines
CIP Gateway is a two-year operating support grant, designed to be the entry, or gateway, into the Portfolio program. Gateway grantees complete the same requirements as Portfolio grantees, but are evaluated in a biennial panel process to determine funding and eligibility for reclassification into the Portfolio. Organizations that receive funding as Portfolio grantees are not eligible to apply to this program.

Future application deadlines: February 2020, 2022

Questions regarding CIP Gateway? Review the guidelines, and then contact Sara Glidden at 617-858-2710.

Annual contract requirements for FY19 Gateway grantees.

CIP Portfolio
FY20 is open to current Portfolio grantees only. Current Portfolio grantees must meet current eligibility requirements, fulfill current grant contract requirements, and submit required reports as part of the application for continued funding in FY20. Organizations that are not Portfolio grantees may be eligible to apply to the CIP Projects or Gateway programs.

Annual contract requirements for FY19 Portfolio grantees.
FY19 grants announced: September 2018
FY20 grants announced September 2019

Listen to a webinar about the CIP program

Questions regarding CIP Portfolio? Review the guidelines, and then contact a member of the CIP Staff:
Sara Glidden, Cultural Affiliates (non-fully cultural parent organizations). 617-858-2710.
Michael Ibrahim, Cultural Affiliates (university, college, and secondary school parent organizations) and small to mid-sized nonprofit organizations. 617-858-2737.
Kalyn King, Mid-sized to large nonprofit organizations. 617-858-2718.

NOTE:
All deadlines are at 11:59pm EDT on the date listed, unless otherwise specified.
No applications will be accepted past the deadlines marked as “final.”
Extensions are only granted in extreme circumstances. Contact CIP program staff well in advance if you suspect you may miss a deadline.

 
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