Wasco Cultural Trust Coalition
Grant Application Guidelines 2023

The mission of the Wasco County Cultural Trust Coalition is to encourage projects and activities in the arts, heritage and humanities that relate to the priorities of the Wasco County Cultural Trust Coalition.

Grant Awards:
Wasco County CTC is now seeking applications for grant funding for projects occurring February – December 2023. Grant awards will generally range from $200.00 to $2,000.00 depending on number of grants awarded and funds available. The most competitive applications will provide some matching resources, either in contributed goods and services or cash funding. First time applicants may receive greater consideration than repeat applicants.

Grant Cycle:
The grant cycle for the Wasco County CTC shall be the following:
Applications available – December 1, 2022
Applications due back to committee – February 17, 2023
Grant awards announced by –  February 24, 2023
Grant cycle for project or activity – February 28, 2023 - December 31, 2023

*FINAL PROJECT REPORT due 30 days after project completion.

Priorities:
Represent a geographic diversity in Wasco County; and/or
Develop multicultural awareness; and/or
Expose children to art, humanities and local heritage; and/or
Are experimental or small Wasco County projects in the arts, humanities or local heritage

Funds for Wasco County CTC grants come from the Oregon Cultural Trust. Applications for Wasco County CTC grants do not disqualify an application to the Oregon Cultural Trust or other organizations.

Eligibility:
Applications will be accepted only for art, heritage and humanity projects and activities located in Wasco County.

Limitations to Eligibility:
The following are not eligible for Wasco County CTC grant funding:
Tuition assistance for college, university, or other courses of study;
Regular on-going operational expenses (i.e. salaries, rent, utilities associated with the organization);
Projects that have already been completed;
Grants to offset project deficits.

How to apply:
A completed application will include a Wasco County Cultural Trust Coalition grant application form with a budget and narrative.  

If mailing your application, 3 unbound copies of the completed application are required. Supplemental materials (references, letters, brochures, etc.) may be submitted but will not be returned. Please remember, details are important. You MUST follow the application guidelines.

If mailing your application, please send three unbound copies of the completed application to:

Wasco County Cultural Trust Coalition
c/o Serena Smith
1300 E 15th St
The Dalles, OR 97058

Application links are available on the Wasco County Cultural Trust website:  www.wascoculturaltrust.org 

All applications are due February 17, 2023. Late applications will not be accepted or reviewed.


Review Criteria:
Applications will be evaluated on how well the proposed project or activity addresses the priorities of the Wasco County Cultural Trust Coalition. Projects must address one or more of the priorities listed at the beginning of these guidelines. Please be specific.

Review Process:
Applications will be reviewed by members of the Wasco County Cultural Trust Coalition in February, 2023.  The Coalition will make a final determination of grant awards and decisions will be announced by February 24, 2023.

Post-Award Reporting Requirements:

Acknowledgement of funding:
Grant recipients agree to state in all media announcements, marketing materials, and information campaigns that their activities are “supported by a grant from the Wasco County Cultural Trust Coalition with funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust to support Oregon’s arts, heritage, and the humanities”.

Final Report:  
Grant recipients are required to submit a final report to the Wasco County Cultural Trust Coalition within 1 month of the project completion date. The Final Report must be submitted on the FINAL REPORT FORM included with the acceptance notice or through the Google form (link on Wasco Cultural Trust web site).  Final reports submitted in any other form will be returned to the applicant. The final report must describe the results of the project or activity; detail how grant funds were used and describe how the priorities of the Wasco County Cultural Trust Coalition were met. Please list all additional sources of income or matching funds received as a result of this grant, with dollar amount and source. Also provide final figures for numbers of people served. Failure to provide the required final report will result in a demand for the return of the grant funds.

Further Information:
Questions concerning the application process should be directed to:

Serena Smith - serenajasmith@gmail.com 

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