ARA Grants Info Session - Shared screen with speaker view
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Would a Friends of the Library group be eligible?
Yes. Friends groups as long as they are a nonprofit can apply.
Are Arts Associations eligible?
Do we have to re-register if we did so last time?
Wondering when the notifications went out last year on the first round of grants. I was laid off for several months and completely missed the boat.
We did statewide press releases, social media posts, announcements on our website, and in our e-newsletter in mid-April
Our e-newsletter is the best way to get advanced notice of upcoming grant opportunities
Would funds for programming support work for creating an outdoor programming space. such as pavillion, music garden etc.
Is there a bigger list of what is and is not included?
No. Unfortunately funding cannot be used for capital improvement projects
As a board member for a local food bank… I was wondering if they are eligible for this grant funding.
If due to COVID we did not receive the usual funding from our Friends group for programs ($9,000 loss) would the best choice be General funds?
No, I am afraid food banks would not be eligible
It is hard to compile an exhaustive list of everything that is and is not allowed. If you have a specific idea it would be best to reach out to James or myself.
General operating funds would be the best choice if you need unrestricting NON-PROGRAMMING funding.
(Salaries, benefits, utilities, insurance, rent, etc.)
Can you recommend other funding sources for these funds?
Angela - Sebewaing Township Library
wifi benches at dog park
Jen, what about advertising and promotion to bring people back to the facility?
Wifi benches would not be an eligible expense. That is capital improvement
Advertising and promotion would be allowed under General and Program support.
Capital improvement funding is available through community foundations, MCACA (although the deadline for this year has already passed (June 1))
Due to the ongoing uncertainty, we have been working with a 6-month budget rather than a 12-month. Is this okay or would we need to project the full fiscal year in order to apply?
If we budget the funds from the grant toward eligible costs, could we divert current operating budget funds toward other projects?
I would project the 12 month budget
You can just estimate. It give the committee a bigger picture.
Remember, application budgets are an estimate. We understand there will be modifications. We just ask that you stay in touch with us about major changes
Do we need to show a certain level/percentage of revenue loss to be eligible?
Maria Newhouse, Air Zoo
Given the time frame of the grant, and budget seasons, is it ok for the budget to be for the 2021 fiscal year? Our agency doesn't budget for the coming year until October... so we wouldn't have something for 2022 until after the grant submission period.
I would put that in the grant narrative.
Yes, just use your 2021 budget
Are Quasi-Governmental Organizations eligible?
Maria Newhouse, Air Zoo
Explain what you mean by Quasi-governmental please. :)
Can the authorizing official and financial officer be the same?
The project manager cannot be be the authorizing or financial
We are a public library with a millage?
What is the requirement for authorizing official
Nola Baker Baker
So a library director can sign the grant?
Executive Director, Board chair, director, etc
I had a question above
Yes, a library director can sign
Sorry, must have missed it! Thank you.
Can the fiscal officer be the board treasurer?
Will we need to submit where the funds were used after we receive the monies?
If a program or event is slated to take place shortly after Sept. 1, can the organization be reimbursed for expenses required to be paid before Sept. 1?
Nola Baker Baker
Can replacing technology fit under supplies?
I'm sorry, someone came in and started talking to me. What was the part about the cost-share?
I think it was for the programming application...
Thank you :)
If using this grant for programming, will this disqualify you for michigan humanity grant for this upcoming year?
Can you please tell me the total amount of funding that will be awarded through this program?
Any other funding sources you can recommend?
What is MCACA?
other funders for general operating expenses?
The NEH has an infrastructure and capacity building challenge grant
Nola Baker Baker
You have to serve Calhoun County for eligibility for Battle Creek Comm Foundation. The Kellogg Foundationalso has Humanities Grants.
Yes, Nola that is correct.
Thanks for the information...appreciated!
This is great, thanks for all you do.
Thanks for the great info!
Thanks so much!
Amanda McLaren BPL
Jesse Shirtz - Ishpeming
what organizations qualify? which don't?
Great, thank you so much for explaining this, it was very helpful. So grateful for these opportunities!
Nokomis Cultural Heritage Center
thank you ! very helpful !
thank you for very easy to understand presentation
where will this be found again missed it
This was helpful, thanks so much!
On our website. :)
Kate-White Pine Library Cooperative
Thank you so much!
Always helpful! Thank you for the information.
Thank you! And thanks to everyone else watching for helping to keep the humanities vital in Michigan!
Thank you. Looking forward to having this available!
When will the application be avaiable I miss the first part
I could not find it
Estee Schlenner (she/her)
It’s available starting today, and the deadline is August 2nd. You can find more information on our website!
Awesome! Thank you.
Ph # to call?