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Arts and Culture Advisory Committee releases guidelines for both Tourism and Capacity Building grant proposals

Dec. 02, 2015 | The Napa County Arts and Culture Advisory Committee & the Napa County Board of Supervisors






Arts and Culture Advisory Committee releases guidelines for both Tourism and Capacity Building grant proposals

Deadline is March 1, 2016  


(NAPA, California)  The Napa County Arts and Culture Advisory Committee (NCACAC) to the Napa County Board of Supervisors hereby releases the guidelines for non-profit organizations interested in receiving grant funds in Fiscal Year 2016-2017.  As of January 5, 2016, applicants will be able to apply for funds under the Visitor Management guidelines for tourism promotion activities as well as the Capacity Building program guidelines.


           Completed applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2016. A total of approximately $95,000 in Capacity Building and $115,000 in Visitor Management programs is available for this round of grant funding.  Funding for the grants comes from the Special Projects Fund established by the Board of Supervisors, which is funded by a percentage of the Napa County Transient Occupancy Tax.  Only registered 501(c)3 organizations working in Napa County’s arts and culture sector are eligible to apply.


           To support this granting program, a free two-day workshop on grant-writing and capacity building will available to all arts and culture nonprofits.  The workshop, provided by the County in partnership with Arts Council Napa Valley, will be led by The Cultural Planning Group on January 22 and February 19 from 8am-1pm.  For more information and to reserve a seat, click here.


           Applications for the Capacity Building program may be submitted for amounts ranging from $1,000 to $30,000, depending upon the total annual budget of an organization. All applications and supporting documents must be submitted online. The link for submission of applications will go live on or about January 5, 2016 and will be available at the Arts & Culture Advisory Committee website at:


            Arts Council Napa Valley will support this process by providing the NCACAC with evaluations of on independent review panel, which will be discussed by the committee at their public meeting held on April 25, 2016. The final recommendations will be submitted to county staff for presentation to the Board of Supervisors. The ultimate decision as to which organizations receive funding and in what amounts will be made by the Board of Supervisors in May 2016.


    For information about how to apply for funding and the 2016 Grant Guidelines, please visit


           The Napa County Board of Supervisors formed the NCACAC in June 2012 for the purpose of conducting a capacity-building grant program and making recommendations to County staff regarding grant awards to be made to nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in Napa County. The NCACAC includes ten volunteer members, one from each of the five supervisorial districts and one each from American Canyon, the City of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga.


           The Board of Supervisors and staff of Napa County are dedicated to preserving and sustaining Napa County for present and future generations as a community with generous open space, a thriving agricultural industry and a quality human and natural environment.  Visit us on the Web at


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Arts Council Napa Valley 501(c)3 is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


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