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The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) utilizes an online grant application portal. All applications must be submitted online by 4:00 pm of the deadline date. CAH will not accept mailed, emailed or hand-delivered copies of grant applications. Incomplete or late applications, or applications which do not follow the instructions, will be ineligible for review and funding.

Application Process

All of the FY 2020 grant program Request for Applications (also known as guidelines) are available online at www.dcarts.dc.gov. CAH utilizes an online grant portal to receive applications. If an applicant requires assistance with online access they may contact the agency for support. All applications must be submitted online by 4:00 PM Eastern Time on the deadline date. Incomplete, late applications or applications which do not follow the instructions are deemed ineligible for review and funding. CAH does not accept mailed, emailed or hand-delivered copies of grant applications and/or their required attachments.

Submission of applications to CAH by other means, such as by way of e-mail, is not permitted. However, CAH will accept reasonable accommodation requests from applicants with disabilities to submit grant applications via mail, email or hand-delivery. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact David Markey at 202-371-1354 or [email protected] and await request approval.

Grant Application Procedure

  1. Review the FY 2020 Guide to Grants and the Request for Applications for specific grant programs thoroughly and determine eligibility of the applicant, project and project activities;
  2. Go to Apply for Grants and select Grant Application Portal to register or sign in; (To reset the password select “Forgot your password?”) or click here
  3. Once fully registered, applicants must select the desired grant program(s)
  4. Complete the application questions and budget/budget narrative data
  5. Upload all required documents, supplementary material, and work samples
  6. Submit the application by 4:00 PM ET on the grant program’s deadline date

CAH’s grant application process is competitive and subject to the availability of funds. Applicants may not request or receive funding for the same activities through more than one CAH program or grant category. Multiple applicants may not apply for funding for the same project – whether through the same or different grant programs.

Applicants are fully responsible for the content of their application packages. An automated confirmation of an application’s submission does not guarantee an application’s eligibility or recommendation for funding by the advisory review panel. CAH staff is not permitted to make corrections to applications on behalf of applicants. CAH staff reviews applications for completeness and contact applicants for any incomplete documents within five (5) business days of the deadline. Applicants are then responsible for updating their application within five (5) business days of CAH’s notification. Failure to do so will disqualify the application.

Incomplete or late applications, or applications which do not follow the instructions, will be ineligible for review and funding.

The application process is competitive and subject to the availability of funds. Applicants may not request or receive funding for the same project activities through more than one CAH grant program or grant category.
 
Applicants are fully responsible for the content of their application packages. An automated confirmation of an application’s submission does not guarantee an application’s eligibility or recommendation for funding by the Advisory Review Panel. CAH staff is not permitted to make corrections to applications on behalf of applicants. CAH staff will review applications for completeness and contact applicants for any incomplete documents within five business days of the deadline. Applicants are responsible for updating their application within five business days of CAH’s notification. Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the Advisory Review Panel for consideration.
 
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