CCAA 2015-13
August 7, 2015
Judy Crawford
CCAA Office

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Arts Alliance Grant Season is Now Open!


Mandatory Workshop for Community Arts Development Grant Recipients on Wednesday, September 9 


Grant Application Deadline - October 9



Over the past 28 years, the Arts Alliance has awarded more than $600,000 in grant funding to nonprofit organizations and schools in Charles County to support activities in the performing, visual and literary arts. Last year (FY 2015), the Arts Alliance provided over $43,000 in funding for its CAD and AIE grants to 21 nonprofit organizations and schools in Charles County. This has helped enhance our county's arts and culture, and inspire our fellow residents to explore the diverse arts community and arts offerings present in our own backyard. 


As in previous years, our CCAA Arts Grant Program offers two types of grants:  Community Arts Development (CAD) grants for nonprofit organizations, and Arts in Education (AIE) grants for schools.  The CAD grants have two sub-categories:  General Operating grants for arts organizations, and Special Project grants for non-arts organizations that present activities in the performing, visual and literary arts.  Schools may request up to $750, while nonprofit organizations may be eligible for grants up to $6,000.  All grants have matching requirements ranging from 1:1 to 3:1 depending on the amount being requested.  Grant applications are reviewed by a Grant Panel comprised of members of the CCAA Board of Directors and representatives from the community.  The grant monies will be awarded at the CCAA Annual Grantee and Membership Gala on November 14, 2015. 


Our annual grant season is now open with the posting of applications online on our website at, and with hard-copies available through our CCAA Office.  A mandatory CCAA Grant Workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 9, at 7:00 pm, at the United Way House in La Plata (10250 La Plata Road), to provide training and answer questions for all potential applicants for CAD grants.  Completed CAD and AIE grant applications with all required copies must be in the possession of the CCAA Office (not postmarked) no later than 12:00 noon on October 9.  The CCAA does not accept responsibility for incomplete, lost, misdirected, or late applications; such applications will not be considered.  

Founded in 1987, the mission of the Charles County Arts Alliance is to stimulate, promote, encourage and provide recognition of the arts and the creative spirit in Charles County.  For more information on the CCAA Arts Grant Program, call 301-392-5900, or email