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American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

ARPA Grants for Oklahoma Arts Organizations

Pandemic Relief Funding

Designed to support the retention of jobs and to stabilize nonprofit arts organizations and arts programming throughout the state in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ARPA Grants for Oklahoma Arts Organizations are one-time reimbursement grants made possible by federal funding provided through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 and distributed by the National Endowment for the Arts to the Oklahoma Arts Council as its state partner.

Program Goals

 

Overview

Project Activity Dates
July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022 (Grant Period FY2022)

Grant Amount
Arts-focused organizations that offer arts programming are eligible for reimbursement funding based on their current full operating budget (not counting capital expenditures and grants or other financial assistance to organizations or individuals, capped at the amounts shown below).

Budget range with maximum award
$5 million and above = up to $14,000
$1 million to $4,999,999 = up to $12,000
$500,000 to $999,999 = up to $10,000
$250,000 to $499,999 = up to $8,000
$100,000 to $249,999 = up to $6,000
$75,000 to $99,999 = up to $4,000
$25,000 to $74,999 = up to $2,000
$10,000 to $24,999 = up to $1,000

Deadline to Request Grant System Access
April 15, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Central Time
New applicant organizations and organizations that have not applied for Oklahoma Arts Council funding within the past three years must request grant system access and complete eligibility verification by this deadline. The Oklahoma Arts Council is required to confirm applicant organization’s eligibility to apply for grant funding through this process.

Applications Open
May 2, 2022

Application Deadline
May 31, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Central Time

Informational Webinar
TBA
Accessibility: If you require accommodations in order to fully participate in the webinar, please contact the Grants Office at grants@arts.ok.gov or (405) 521-2040.

Final Report Due
July 30, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Central Time

Who Can Apply?

 

What Expenses Are Allowable?

Funding from this grant can be used toward the reimbursement of arts-related expenses such as salary support, fees and stipends for artists and contracts, facility costs such as rent and utilities, health and safety supplies, and marketing costs made between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. Please see the Grant Program Guidelines document for complete list of allowable and unallowable expenses.

Documents and Links

Grant Program Guidelines
General Grant Terms and Conditions

Application Preview (coming soon)
Grant System Login
Award Management (coming soon)

How to Apply

Step 1: If your organization has not applied for an Oklahoma Arts Council grant within the past three years, please request grant system access and complete eligibility verification by the April 15, 2022, deadline. Oklahoma Arts Council is required to confirm applicant organization’s eligibility to apply for grant funding through this process. Once you have access, you can log in and apply for a grant. If you have questions about logging in, please contact our grants office at (405) 521-2040 or grants@arts.ok.gov.

Step 2: Once your organization has access to the grant system, your organization’s Grant Contact can log on and complete an application. Submit the application by the May 31, 2022, deadline. 

Who to Contact for Help

For questions about this grant program or managing your grant award, contact Thomas Tran, Grants Director, at thomas.tran@arts.ok.gov or (405) 521-2041

For questions about grant system access, contact the Grants and Programs Associate at grants@arts.ok.gov or (405) 521-2040.