NJ State Arts Council to Host Free Technical Assistance Webinar Regarding Coronavirus Relief Fund Grant on June 2
(TRENTON, NJ) – On Wednesday, June 2, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts will host a live presentation, detailing the eligibility and application process for the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) program. The webinar is free, but registration is required. The webinar takes place at 11:00 a.m.
WHAT IS THE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND (CRF) PROGRAM
In accordance with the legislative directive, the Arts Council will distribute $ 7.5 million in federal funding to support not-for-profit arts organizations in need. These funds are a portion of federal block grant funds allocated to the state from the federal “Coronavirus Relief Fund” established under the federal “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)” , Pub.L.116-136.
The funds for the FRC grant program will be awarded by the Arts Council in the form of one-off, no-matching grants to eligible non-profit organizations on artistic missions. Eligibility information is provided in the grant guidelines.
HOW CAN CRF GRANT DOLLARS BE SPENDED BY RECIPIENTS
In accordance with federal requirements, these emergency relief funds can only be used to cover losses and unforeseen costs incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic during the period that begins March 1, 2020 and ends on March 31, 2020. December 2021. More details are provided in the grant guidelines.
CRF GRANT PERIOD, TIMELINE AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
The funds awarded under this grant program are for the period of August 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021.
The CRF Grants Program consists of four components: a CRF Grants Program Worksheet, the Short Application Form, the Contract, and the Final Report. These forms are needed to verify eligibility, compliance with the Duplication of Stafford Act’s provisions on benefits and certification of expenses in accordance with federal guidelines.
Free technical assistance and support is available for each component of the grant program. Applicants are encouraged to take advantage of all available resources. Please refer to Arts Council website for specific details, including times, links and registration requirements.
? APPLICATION SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE
Please note that some technical assistance sessions are specific to an artistic discipline.
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The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, established in 1966, is a division of the NJ State Department. The Council was established to encourage and promote public interest in the arts; expand public and private resources devoted to the arts; promote freedom of expression in the arts; and facilitate the inclusion of art in all public buildings in New Jersey. The Council receives direct credits from the State of New Jersey through dedicated and revolving hotel / motel occupancy fees, as well as competitive grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.