Disaster recovery fund

Disaster Recovery Fund Grant Window Now Open for those affected by the 2017 wildfires

Jul. 24, 2018 | Arts Council Napa Valley Staff

 

 

ACNV Disaster Recovery Fund

 

The Arts Council Napa Valley Disaster Recovery Fund was established to provide relief to Napa County creative individuals, businesses, and organizations that experienced physical or economic loss due to natural disaster in Napa county. With the generous funding from the Hewlett Foundation and the California Arts Council, ACNV now has an open grant window for those who suffered economic or physical loss in Napa County due to the 2017 Northern California Wildfires.

 

Disaster Recovery Fund
Economic Loss Physical Loss
Grant Guidelines Grant Guidelines
Individual Application Individual Application
Organization/Business Application Organization/Business Application

 

ELIGIBILITY

For Economic Loss, funds are available to individuals who are residents of Napa County, or organizations/businesses located in Napa County, to mitigate these losses.

For Physical Loss, funds are available to individuals who are residents of Napa County, or organizations/businesses located in Napa County. Physical loss can range from total loss of property to smoke damage. The funds can be used for immediate and short-term basic human and arts related needs including shelter, medications, art supplies, instruments, rent, mortgage, or utilities, office and creative supplies and equipment, repair and/or mitigation, and relocation costs (within the county of Napa), and more.

Individual Qualifications: Eligible creative individuals include actors, architects, artisans, crafts artists, dancers, designers, filmmakers, musicians/vocalists, photographers, visual artists, and writers; as well as staff of nonprofit arts organizations and creative businesses (full time, part-time and contract). If you work in a creative profession that you do not see listed above, please don’t hesitate to contact us to assess your eligibility.

Organization Qualifications: Eligible businesses and organizations include all performing, visual, media, historical preservation, traditional and literary arts organizations, arts service organizations and schools, and creative enterprises in the design fields or in any of the above arts disciplines (such as sole proprietors). Please contact us if you are not sure if your business falls into any of these categories or if you are not certain in which category to apply.

 

EVALUATION CRITERIA

Grants will be assessed and awarded based on the eligibility items below.

1. Creative Background

  • Individuals – Priority will be given to those with a 3 year history, or more, of working in the arts/creative industry - demonstrated through an artist resume and associated income level
  • Organizations & Businesses – priority will be given to those with a 3 year history or more of primarily arts/creative related programming or services

2. Financial Need

  • Individuals – demonstrate financial loss due to the fires. All individuals will be considered, regardless of income, however, award amounts will be prioritized for those whose income is x3 of the Federal poverty level and below.

2018 Poverty Guidelines for the United State x 3

Persons in family/household

National Poverty Guideline

X 3

Amount of household income, and below, to be prioritized by ACNV for Disaster Recovery Fund grants

1

$12,140

X 3

= $36,420

2

$16,460

X 3

= $49,380

3

$20,780

X 3

= $62,340

4

$25,100

X 3

= $75,300

5

$29,420

X 3

= $88,260

6

$33,740

X 3

= $101,220

7

$38,060

X 3

= $114,180

8

$42,380

X 3

= $127,140

  • Organizations & Businesses – priority will be given to organizations and businesses with a annual budget of less than $600,000

3. Scope of Loss (both Individuals and Businesses & Organizations)

  • Total value  of losses and impact on the individual or organization’s creative work, based on description and documentation of the economic loss
  • Total value  of losses and impact on the individual or organization’s creative work, based on description and documentation of the physical loss

 

AWARD AMOUNT

Up to $3,500

 

RESTRICTIONS

Individuals, businesses or organizations must be current residents of Napa County.

The Disaster Recover Fund grant award may not be used for costs covered by FEMA or insurance, or other sources of disaster recovery funding.

Read more about eligibility and required documentation in the Economic Loss Guidelines and Physical Loss Guidelines.

 

DEADLINE TO APPLY

August 29, 2018 11:59pm

QUESTIONS: Email Bethany@artscouncilnv.org

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