Annual Grants for Exciting Programs and Projects

Your favorite neighborhood arts festival. A mural in your community. Distance-learning tours of a museum for older adults.

Project Support grants promote and encourage the breadth of arts and cultural programming in our community by supporting projects both large and small throughout Cuyahoga County.

Need to work on an application or complete a report? View our Online Application & Reporting System guide for more information.

  Online Application & Reporting System

Quick Facts

Next Funding Opportunity
Apply now for funding in 2021. Learn more.
Grant Range
Up to $25,000 in Project Support I and up to $5,000 in Project Support II. Learn more.
What We Fund
501c3 nonprofits’ arts and cultural projects in Cuyahoga County.
Who We Support
See a list of our 2020 Project Support grant recipients. View a comprehensive list of all 2007-2020 grants by organization across programs. If you need help choosing a grant program, view our Grant Program Guide.
How to Stay Informed
Sign up for our newsletter or call 216-515-8303.

Program Guidelines


View helpful tools and resources for your application.



The final report is due no later than sixty days after your project is completed.

Key Dates

January 1 - December 31, 2020
2020 Grant Period
May 6, 2020 from 12-1 p.m.
Grant Programs Webinar for New Applicants - Watch the Recording
May 21 and June 4, 2020
Grant Programs Virtual Q&A Sessions - Learn More
June 17, 2020 from 12-1 p.m.
Application Workshop (Virtual)
June 25, 2020 by 4:30 p.m.
Eligibility Check Deadline
July 8 and July 23, 2020
Application Workshops (Virtual)
August 6, 2020 by 4:30 p.m.
Application Deadline
Week of October 5, 2020
Public Panel Review
November 2020
Grants Approved by CAC Board of Trustees
January 1 - December 31, 2021
2021 Grant Period

Application Review Process

CAC utilizes a panel process to award grant dollars. Learn more about the review process, or view the details about our most recent Project Support Panel Review Meetings.

Contact Us

We welcome your inquiries about the Project Support grant program. Please contact your program manager for general questions about the program or India Pierre-Ingram at or 216.515.8303 x107 for technical assistance.