A. Eligible Applicants
The list below details the minimum eligibility requirements for AHFP. All eligibility requirements must be met upon application submission. Applicants must:
- be an artist, arts professionals and/or humanities practitioner at least 18 years of age.
- be a District of Columbia resident for at least one (1) year prior to the submission deadline.
- have a permanent District of Columbia address, as listed on government issued identification or tax returns. Post office boxes may not be used as a permanent address. If the applicant is experiencing homelessness, the applicant may contact the grant manager listed below to discuss eligibility.
- maintain District of Columbia residency during the entire granting fiscal year period (October 2023-September 2024).
- be in good standing with CAH.
- current on all taxes and liabilities owed to the District or have an approved plan to resolve such taxes and liabilities as demonstrated by a certification of “Citywide Clean Hands” (CCH) from the District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue.
B. Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (I.D.E.A.)
CAH embraces a commitment to the philosophy of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (I.D.E.A.) and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (42 U.S.C. §§ 12101 et seq.) in its work. CAH encourages applicants and grantees to be as inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible in their work throughout the District of Columbia, beyond participants with disabilities. Successful applications will consider a broad definition of “accessibility” by addressing financial, geographic, demographic, cultural, and developmental access in their programming/projects. Please review Addressing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (I.D.E.A.) in Grant Applications in the Guide to Grants for full details.
C. Financial Misconduct or Fraud Disclosure
Applicants must disclose in a sworn, written statement whether the applicant has been indicted or convicted of any crime or offense involving financial misconduct or fraud within the last three (3) years of the date of submitting the application. If the response is in the affirmative, the applicant will be required to describe the circumstances.
D. Cost Sharing or Match
There is no matching requirement or cost sharing for AHFP grants.
Applicants may not request or receive AHFP funding for more than one of the ten listed disciplines.
Those ineligible for AHFP include:
- Those employed by CAH within the last three (3) years.
- Individuals applying with an EIN number.
- Individuals who reside outside of the District of Columbia.
- Individuals who use or require fiscal agents.
- Prospective applicants debarred from procurements by the federal government, the Government of the District of Columbia or any governmental entity.
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