CAC Opens Project Support Grant Program for 2012 Cycle: Local Nonprofits Can Seek Up to $50K for Arts & Culture Projects

Cleveland (May 10, 2011) - Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Ohio’s largest public funder of arts and culture programming, has posted the guidelines for its 2012 Project Support (PS) grant program, and invites all Cuyahoga County-based 501(c)3 nonprofits to submit an “intent to apply.” Grants of up to $50,000 are available for arts and culture focused projects that will take place during the 2012 calendar year.

“In Cuyahoga County, we’re very fortunate to have one of the nation’s largest sources of funding for arts and culture programming,” said CAC Executive Director Karen-Gahl Mills. “These are public dollars, and we want to see groups from all over our county using them to bring meaningful public projects that range across the many, diverse cultures and communities we have here.”

Nonprofit organizations that wish to undertake an arts- or culture-focused project during 2012 can download the grant guidelines from the CAC Web site; interested organizations must then submit an “intent to apply” by July 29. There will be several public workshops for interested grantseekers in June, to provide more information about the application process. Grant applications will be reviewed by a public panel in the fall and awards will be made at CAC’s November board meeting.

CAC is a political sub-division of the State of Ohio that collects a dedicated tax on cigarettes sold in Cuyahoga County, to fund local arts and culture organizations. Established by county-wide ballot initiative in 2006, CAC has awarded nearly $65 million to hundreds of Cuyahoga County-based nonprofit organizations that provide accessible public programming. For information about workshops, meeting schedules or about CAC’s grant programs, call 216.515.8303 or visit

2012 PS Grant Program & Guidelines