FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TAF to Administer 14th Year of NCHS CAPITAL Grants
North Central Health Services supports the arts with $300,000 grant


Lafayette, IN, - The Tippecanoe Arts Federation has secured grant dollars from North Central Health Services (NCHS) for investment in the arts sector. Through a paneled process, capital dollars will be awarded to eligible arts and cultural organizations in north central Indiana.

"The investment made available by NCHS in the cultural sector of our region has been transformative. I've seen the capacity of arts organizations grow and communities vitalized. Towns like Monon, Delphi, and Fowler now have anchor facilities focused on the arts thanks to the NCHS Capital Grant opportunities." - Tetia Lee, Tippecanoe Arts Federation Executive Director

Previous NCHS grant recipients include organizations such as the Tippecanoe County Historical Association,  the International Center of West Lafayette, Carroll County Historical Society, and Carroll County Wabash & Erie Canal Inc.  Nearly 3 million dollars have been awarded to organizations since the inception of the program in 2004.

Grant funds may only be used for capital projects and each applicant must be a member in good standing with the Tippecanoe Arts Federation and have 501(c)(3) status. Eligible and interested applicants should apply through the TAF website, TippecanoeArts.org.

The Tippecanoe Arts Federation is the umbrella organization and arts council for fourteen Indiana Counties (Tippecanoe, Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Jasper, Newton, Montgomery, Pulaski, Tipton, Warren, and White). TAF provides educational opportunities in the visual, performing, and literary arts, outreach programs for both underserved communities and at-risk youth, and funding for capital and operational expenses to fellow arts organizations region-wide.

North Central Health Services was created in 1984 to serve as the parent company of a family of corporations, which included Lafayette Home Hospital, Home Hospital Foundation, and Service Frontiers Incorporated. Today, NCHS has a primary responsibility to operate River Bend Hospital, which is a nonprofit inpatient psychiatric hospital, licensed and certified by the Indiana Department of Mental Health. NCHS also is a grantmaking organization providing primarily capital grants to 501(c)(3) organizations serving the citizens of Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White counties in Indiana. Grants are awarded to organizations for projects that relate to health and healthy communities.

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If you would like more information about NCHS grants or the Tippecanoe Arts Federation, please contact Tetia Lee at 765-423-2787 or email at tetial@tippecanoearts.org.

About the Tippecanoe Arts Federation: 

The Tippecanoe Arts Federation is the umbrella organization and arts council for 14 counties. TAF provides educational opportunities in the visual, performing, and literary arts, outreach programs for both underserved and at-risk youth, and funding for capital and operational expenses to fellow arts organizations region wide. Established in 1976, the Tippecanoe Arts Federation serves as a model for arts advocacy by promoting the role of the arts within our region. More information is available at  TippecanoeArts.org .