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Grant Writing Assistance

CAH staff members are available to help develop grant applications through group and individual technical assistance. CAH will conduct free workshops and live web chats for participants to learn about the agency’s funding opportunities and how to submit an application.
 
Workshop dates, times and locations listed below are subject to change. All workshops are free and open to the public; however, participants are encouraged to RSVP. Photo identification is required for in-person workshops. Call (202) 724-5613 for additional information and workshop confirmation. Workshop attendance is strongly recommended for first-time applicants.
 
Upcoming Workshops:
 
*There are currently no upcoming anticipated workshops at this time. For additional inquiries, please send an email to [email protected].

Past Workshops

Date Time Topic Location
Friday, July 15, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am ET FY23 Facilities and Buildings (FAB) N/A
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET FY23 Facilities and Buildings (FAB) Recorded Session
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET FY23 Facilities and Buildings (FAB) N/A
Saturday, June 25, 2022 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET FY23 East Arts (EA) N/A
Thursday, June 23, 2022 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET FY23 Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP) N/A
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm ET FY23 Facilities and Buildings (FAB) Recorded Session
Saturday, June 18, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET FY23 Facilities and Buildings (FAB) N/A
Thursday, June 16, 2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET FY23 Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP) N/A
Thursday, June 16, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET FY23 Facilities and Buildings (FAB) Recorded Session
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm ET FY23 Art Bank Program (ABP) Recorded Session
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET FY23 East Arts (EA) N/A
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm ET FY23 Art Exhibition (Curatorial) Grant Program (AEG) Recorded Session
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am ET FY23 Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP) Recorded Session
Monday, June 13, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am ET FY23 East Arts (EA) N/A
Saturday, June 11, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET FY23 Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP) Recorded Session
Thursday, June 9, 2022 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET FY23 Facilities and Buildings (FAB) N/A
Thursday, June 9, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am ET FY23 East Arts (EA) Recorded Session
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET FY23 Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP) N/A
Saturday, June 4, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET FY22 Relief and Recovery Fund for Individuals and Organizations (RRF) N/A
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET FY23 Field Trip Experiences Grant Program (FTE) N/A
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET FY23 Arts or Humanities Education Project Grant Program (AHEP) Recorded Session
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm ET FY22 Relief and Recovery Fund for Individuals (RRFi) N/A
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET FY23 Arts or Humanities Education Project Grant Program (AHEP) Recorded Session
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 10:00 am - 11:30 am ET FY23 Projects, Events, or Festivals Project Grant (PEF) N/A
Saturday, May 28, 2022 11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET FY23 Projects, Events, or Festivals Project Grant (PEF) N/A
Thursday, May 26, 2022 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm ET FY23 Arts or Humanities Education Project Grant Program (AHEP) Recorded Session
Thursday, May 26, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET FY22 Relief and Recovery Fund for Organizations (RRFo) Recorded Session
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm ET FY23 Art Exhibition (Curatorial) Grant Program (AEG) Recorded Session
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET FY22 Relief and Recovery Fund for Organizations (RRFo) Recorded Session
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm ET FY23 Art Bank Program (ABP) Recorded Session
Monday, May 23, 2022 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm ET FY22 Relief and Recovery Fund for Individuals (RRFi) Recorded Session
Thursday, May 19, 2022 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ET FY23 Field Trip Experiences Grant Program (FTE) Recorded Session
Thursday, May 19, 2022 9:30 am - 10:30 am ET FY22 Relief and Recovery Fund for Individuals (RRFi) Recorded Session
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm ET FY23 Projects, Events, or Festivals Project Grant (PEF) N/A
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 10:00 am - 11:30 am ET FY23 Art Bank Program (ABP) Recorded Session
Monday, May 16, 2022 10:00 am - 11:30 am ET FY23 Art Exhibition (Curatorial) Grant Program (AEG) Recorded Session
Thursday, May 12, 2022 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm ET FY23 Projects, Events, or Festivals Project Grant (PEF) Recorded Session
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET FY23 Field Trip Experiences Grant Program (FTE) Recorded Session
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET FY23 Arts or Humanities Education Project Grant Program (AHEP) Recorded Session
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 4:00 pm ET FY23 General Operating Support (GOS) N/A
Thursday, February 10, 2022 10:30 am ET FY23 General Operating Support (GOS) N/A
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 5:00 pm ET FY23 General Operating Support (GOS) N/A
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 12:00 pm ET FY22 Facilities and Buildings-Relief (FAB-R) Recorded Session
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 2:30 pm ET FY23 General Operating Support (GOS) Recorded Session
 
 

Live Web Chats:
dcarts.dc.gov/livechat

Live Chat Online Q&A with CAH grants staff
Open Hours One-on-one assistance, no appointment necessary

Application Process

The FY23 grant program guidelines will be made available soon on the our website. 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 pm on the deadline date. Incomplete or late applications, or applications which do not follow the instructions, will be ineligible for review and funding. The grant period is from October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2023. Grant funds may not be used for activities that occur outside these dates. CAH will not accept mailed, emailed or hand-delivered copies of grant applications unless approved prior to the grant deadline as a reasonable accommodation request from applicants with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Travis Marcus.

Live chat with Grants Team
Future live chat sessions can be found here. CAH grants staff will be available to answer questions online via live chat. Complete instructions and access the live chat session can be found here.

Open Hours
In preparation for the grant application process, CAH staff provides applicants with one-on-one assistance related to their grant applications during “open hours”. Walk-ins are welcome.

One-on-One Assistance
CAH staff members are also available to discuss strategies that might help showcase the applicant’s activities in the best possible manner. These appointments are 30-minutes in length and hosted at the CAH offices up to one week before the deadline, as schedules allow. CAH encourages applicants to contact the appropriate program manager well in advance to schedule, and send a draft proposal for review in advance of the meeting.

Grant Application Procedure:
  1. Review the “FY 2023 Guide to Grants” and the grant guidelines for specific grant programs thoroughly and determine eligibility of the applicant, project and project activities;
  2. Visit dcarts.dc.gov. Go to the Grants tab and select the Grant Application Portal to register to Sign Up and Sign In:
    • To reset the password select “Forgot your password?” 
  3. Once logged in, 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; and,
  6. Submit the application by the grant program’s deadline date.
The 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 grant program or grant category. Multiple applicants (entities) may not apply for funding for the same project – whether through the same or different grant programs.
 
Applicants are 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 (5) business days of the deadline. Applicants are responsible for updating their application within five (5) business days of CAH’s notification. Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the advisory review panel for consideration.