City awarding $560,000 in grants for arts, culture, and festivals

Last August, City Council set aside $580,000 from the American Rescue Plan Act to help spur community events in the wake of the pandemic. The window is open for groups who want to try something new or sustain something existing.

“The program is intended to promote citywide special events that will activate public spaces, enrich the lives of residents, encourage partnerships between organizations, foster a vibrant and diverse community, and stimulate economic activity,” reads the report. 

Applications will be taken in four separate windows and up to $10,000 will be awarded for each event. Take a look at the city’s website for information about how to apply.  

Have an event you want to hold and want to try your hand at funding? Here’s the timing. Learn more in the guidelines. 

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