Community Investment Grants (CIG) provide unrestricted general operating support to nonprofit arts organizations of all sizes, local arts agencies, and tribal cultural organizations whose primary mission is to produce, present, teach or serve the arts.

Organizations may use CIG funds for many different expenses, including:

  • Salaries and Personnel Expenses: artists, production staff, administrators, teachers, contractors, consultants
  • Artistic/Production Expenses: supplies, materials, equipment, venues, royalties, licensing
  • Administrative Expenses: office space and supplies, insurance, professional services like accounting or payroll, fees for banking, online services and platforms, training and education costs, marketing and promotion costs.

CIGs are awarded annually to applicants that demonstrate strong alignment with the criteria of the CIG program.

Fiscal Year 2022 Grants Update

July 9, 2021

Last week the Governor signed into law the State’s budget for Fiscal Year 2022, which began on July 1. This week the Governor’s office began work on allocating state-managed federal relief funds. We remain in discussion with Governor’s office representatives about arts sector relief via federal resources, and expect to have updates to share by the end of the month. The Arts Commission will administer organizational grants for FY2022 but has paused the release of grant guidelines as we await more information, in order to make the process as simple and streamlined as possible. Guidelines will be published as swiftly as possible, following receipt of funds from the state, and more information will be posted as soon as it is available.