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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

GFO Request for Funding (RFF) Applications

GFO Request for Funding (RFF) Applications

Overview - Request for Funding (RFF) Applications

MSAC uses a staggered, three-year application cycle to review GFO applications.  During the two years in which an organization is not required to submit a FULL Application, organizations will submit a Request for Funding (RFF) application and will not go through the panel evaluation process.  This process is explained in detail in the FY 2019 Grant Guidelines.

Organizations in the following artistic categories will submit a Request for Funding (RFF) application for the upcoming FY 2019 grant cycle*:

  • Arts Services
  • Folk and Traditional Arts
  • Large Organizations
  • Literary Arts
  • Multi-Discipline B
  • Music A1 and A2
  • Music B
  • Theater A
  • Theater B
  • Visual Arts/Media A and B

Definitions of all artistic categories are available in the FY 2019 GFO Grant Guidelines.

*Please note:  There are a number of circumstances in which MSAC may require FULL applications from organizations assigned to the categories above for the upcoming FY 2019 grant cycle.  Returning applicants to the GFO program will receive multiple notifications throughout the grant cycle with instructions and verification regarding the application they should submit.  If you have questions about your application status, contact MSAC.

Guidelines

FY 2019 GFO Grant Guidelines

Application Template

Request for Funding (RFF) Narrative Questions Template

Deadlines

Request for Funding (RFF) is now open. The deadline is December 7, 2017.

Grantee Requirements

  • eGrant (msac.egrant.net).  MSAC utilizes the internet-based eGrant system to accept GFO grant applications electronically. View information about eGrant in the FY 2019 GFO Grant Guidelines.

  • DataArtsParticipation is required for all GFO applicants. DataArts collects information such as income and expenses, attendance, program activity, and staff numbers. View information about DataArts and about the funder report we require as an attachment to all GFO applications.

  • Reports.  Grants for Organizations' Grantees must file interim and final reports, both narrative and financial, by the specified deadlines. Necessary reporting methods will be provided by MSAC in ample time to meet deadlines. Failure to report may jeopardize any future grant being received by the organization and may result in the organization being required to repay grant funds. Log into your eGRANT.net account to access the reports.

  • Crediting MSAC.  All MSAC grantees should use the MSAC logo to credit to the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) on the web, and in print publications and ads. Any organization receiving funds from MSAC must give credit to MSAC whenever and wherever credit is being given, including written, oral, broadcast, and internet.  View the Recognition Guidelines for ensuring proper credit to MSAC.