WHAT IS THE COVID CRITICAL NEEDS PROGRAM
The COVID Critical Needs Program (CCN) is a single year grant program that provides support for COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) and safeguarding needs that meets the Council’s eligibility requirements.
APPROVED EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
The COVID Critical Needs Program can financially assist NJ nonprofit organizations (those with an arts-based mission and facility open to the public) to support the purchase of COVID-19 PPE supplies and safeguarding equipment in order to comply with NJ Department of Health guidelines, Executive Orders, and professional association guidance on COVID-19 safety standards. Expenses need to take place between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.
This grant program does not support on-going or multiple programs, the general operations of an organization, or capital improvement projects.
Grant requests cannot exceed 7% of total organizational budget from FY19 or $20,000, whichever is smaller.
The need in the field is expected to be extremely high. The Council’s goal is for this program to have a broad reach serving arts organizations across the state of New Jersey. While we wish that funding can support every organization in need, available funds are limited. For this reason, organizations are encouraged to seek and apply for every other funding opportunity available to them. A list of opportunities is regularly updated and posted on the Arts Council website.
Guidelines are available in both English and Spanish.