1. GOS: Generalists
This category consists of organizations whose primary purpose is to present and/or produce arts and humanities experiences for the residents of, and visitors to, the District of Columbia. It is also designed for organizations whose purpose is to provide arts and humanities programming to the children and youth of the District of Columbia.
2. GOS: Service Organizations
(SEE RFA FOR GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT: SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS)
This category consists of organizations whose primary mission is to provide specialized services which can include professional development, technical assistance, networking opportunities, shared operational services, printed materials, and/or research to Washington, DC-based arts and humanities organizations.
For paneling purposes, organizations are further classified by budget size within each of the above categories during the application review process. Budget size is determined by an organization’s total cash expenses for the most recently completed fiscal year, as supported by the organization’s IRS Form 990.
Award amounts are determined by an organization’s total cash expenses for its DC-based arts and humanities programming in the most recently completed fiscal year, as supported by the organization’s IRS Form 990. Award amounts are also subject to CAH’s availability of funds and are based upon the organization’s advisory review panel score. Due to the nature of CAH’s budget being sourced from dedicated tax revenue, any award determined at the beginning of FY 2024 may be further enhanced, by no more than 50% of the original award, later during that same fiscal year.
Organizations with current or recent unusual budgetary circumstances, which may cause a marked increase/decrease to a fiscal year budget should contact a GOS grant program manager to discuss their circumstances.
CAH grant funds must be spent within CAH’s Fiscal Year 2024 (FY 2024) (October 1, 2023 to September 30, 2024).
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