Please carefully read and follow these instructions. If you do not comply as specified, your organization could risk losing funding and future funding eligibility. If you have any questions, please contact Nikki Estes, at 404-874-7244 ext. 16.
STEP 1: Review the Grant Terms and Conditions
STEP 2: Notify us if your project changes
STEP 3: Use credit line and logos
STEP 4: Write your legislators
STEP 5: Submit your final report online
STEP 6: Review grant payment process
1. REVIEW THE GRANT TERMS AND CONDITIONS
In order to submit your application, you must agree to all of the following conditions should you be awarded a grant:
Regional Touring Conditions >>
Southern Fast Track Conditions (Performing Arts Projects) >>
Southern Fast Track Conditions (Literary Arts Projects) >>
Literary Arts Conditions >>
Presenter Assistance Conditions >>
Fisk Jubilee Singers Tour Conditions >>
2. IF YOUR PROJECT CHANGES, SUBMIT YOUR REQUEST FOR A GRANT CHANGE
Any changes in the grant must be stated in the Request for Grant Change form. More >>
3. USE CREDIT LINE AND LOGOS More >>
4. WRITE YOUR LEGISLATORS
We require that you contact your federal elected officials (Senators/Congresspersons) to inform them of the South Arts and National Endowment for the Arts support of this project. Many federal officials prefer to receive constituent correspondence via email and/or through their official Web site (officials and their contact information can be found at www.vote-smart.org). You may also choose to send a hard-copy letter on your organization’s letterhead. Confirmation that you have emailed or sent them hard-copy letters is required in your Final Report Form.
Below are examples of letters to officials that we feel express our partnership goals. Please use these letters as a reference when writing your own letters. All grantees are required to contact their federal elected officials to acknowledge them for appropriating the funds for these grants and to inform them of the project activities and community impact.
Download an example of a legislative letter:
5. SUBMIT YOUR FINAL REPORT FORM BY THE DEADLINE
The Final Report Form, completed in eGrant, and all support materials are due within 30 days of the completion of your funded engagement. Any organization that fails to write their legislators and submit the Final Report, along with promotional materials uploaded to eGrant, will have their funds rescinded and will not be eligible to apply for funding in the future.
6. REVIEW THE GRANT PAYMENT PROCESS
Final payments are processed after the completion of the project and receipt of the Final Report Form. You are allowed to request an advance payment, up to 75% of your total grant amount. To do so, you must submit a written request at least 30 days prior to the project start date. The request should be on your organization’s letterhead with a signature and state the reason an advance payment is needed. Please allow 30 - 60 days for all check disbursements.