(Above) Photo courtesy of Playwright's Arena.
All applicants are required to submit the application and execute the grant agreement. Execution of the grant agreement is NOT A GUARANTEE OF FUNDS from the County of Los Angeles. All applicants will be required to submit documentation to determine eligibility and NO AWARD IS FINAL UNTIL FURTHER NOTIFICATION FROM THE COUNTY.
For all applicants, regardless of budget size: you must submit all of these attachments in order to be eligible even if you have previously submitted for prior County or Municipal grant applications. There are no exceptions.
- A copy of the Federal Form 990 Prior Year Tax Return (2018 or 2019), 990-EZ or 990-N for the organization’s most recently completed fiscal year.
Applicants with budgets less than $25,000 should submit a copy of their most recently completed 990-N or 990-EZ.
Applicants that cannot provide a submitted Federal Form 990 at the time of application are not eligible to apply, having failed to satisfy the requirement that applicants comply with all applicable laws.
- State of California Certificate of Good Standing from the California Secretary of State
- Screenshot from the California Secretary of State showing "ACTIVE" Status. Applicants may find and download certificate as well as take screenshot at https://www.sos.ca.gov/business-programs/business-entities/information-requests/
- W-9 Form
- A 501(c)(3) determination letter with Federal Employee Identification Number (EIN)
Applicants are required to submit online applications and required documentation materials via the Department of Arts and Culture’s online grant system at https://apply-lacdac.smapply.io/. The Department of Arts and Culture strongly recommends submitting the application prior to the deadline to give ample time to troubleshoot.
The deadline to submit the online application is Sunday, September 27, 2020 | 11:59 pm PST. The application opens on Monday, September 21, 2020 to provide organizations with 7 days to review, prepare, and apply online. Application deadline will not be extended for any reason.