The Second District Arts Grant Program for small businesses and non-profits is now open.
Art-related non-profits, city or school-supported programs, including those that attract visitors to attractions such as museums, art galleries, and cultural and heritage sites, are eligible to apply for economic support.
Especially encouraged to apply are dance studios and organizations as well as school dance groups and after-school programs.
Review Program Details and FAQ Below Before Beginning Application
1. Size of the Grant
Each grant will be determined by the specific program and allocated per business/nonprofit/school or city program. The grant amounts will be up to $20,000.
2. Business or Non-Profit Must Show That Funds Will Be Used as a Response to a Negative Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Grant recipients must attest to a statement verifying that the award will be used to respond to a negative economic impact of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
3. Eligibility Requirements
Arts related businesses, non-profits, school or city programs must meet the following eligibility requirements:
• Independent contractors and sole proprietors are eligible.
• Main place of business or non-profit must be in Orange County, located within the District 2 geographical boundaries. Check your address in this interactive map to confirm its district. If using an iPhone, click on the map before entering address.
• Applicant must have and provide a DUNS number at time of application.
4. Disbursement of Funds
Program awardees will receive the approved funding in one disbursement.
5. Required Documents to Qualify for Grant Award
Applications will not be considered complete without the following documents. Please have the following documents ready to upload to the application:
• Business license (not required for businesses and non-profits within unincorporated areas of District 2)
• Most recent Internal Revenue Service Form 990, Form 1120, or Form 1040, Schedule C, as applicable
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Home-based businesses are eligible, but home mortgage payments and/or owner’s salary are not permissible expenses.
You are eligible to apply but funds may not be used to pay yourself (lost revenue/lost profit) or to pay taxes.
Having received other types of grant or loan funding previously does not disqualify you from this fund. As long as you meet the eligibility requirements listed on the website, and as long as you do not use the funds (if awarded) to cover expenses already covered by another grant or loan program, you may apply.
A 501(c) letter is a letter from the IRS for nonprofit organizations, designating their tax-exempt status. This does not apply to businesses, only nonprofits.
DUNS is a unique 9-digit identified issued and maintained by Dun and Bradstreet that verified the existence of a business entity. The D-U-N-S number is needed to coordinate with the System for Award Management (SAM) that combines Federal procurement systems and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance into one new system.
To look up or obtain your DUNS number, you should visit the Dun & Bradstreet website at https://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/ or call 1-866-705-5711.
You will receive a confirmation from SlideRoom that your application has been successfully submitted. You will always be able to check your current status there. We will use the e-mail provided in your application for any important updates and communications, so double-check before submitting.
We will review applications in the order in which they were submitted. Award notifications will begin at a date to be determined and will continue until the fund is expended. You will receive an email notifying you of your status as soon as possible.
If your application is missing any required information, it will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed until all requirements have been met.