Biennium Grants

ABOUT THE BIENNIUM GRANTS PROGRAM

The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) provides public funds through the Biennium Grants Program to support projects designed to promote, perpetuate and preserve culture and the arts in Hawai‘i.

The legal provisions of the Biennium Grants Program are in Sections 9-11 through 9-18 of the Hawai‘i Revised Statutes. The Grants Program budget is contingent on the State fiscal biennium and appropriations from the Hawai‘i State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. Grants are subject to available funding.

All non-profit organizations must create an account and submit legal eligibility documentation for review by May 1, 2019. If this is not done, the organization will not be able to apply.

GRANT CATEGORIES

There are four grant categories that align to the SFCA Strategic Priorities 2019-2023. Applicants may submit an application to one of these categories for either or both years. Category and Project can be the same or different for each year.

  • Heritage/Preservation (culture)
  • Community Arts (engagement)
  • Arts Education (education)
  • Presentation/Performing Arts (the arts)

GRANT AMOUNT

Biennium Grant requests must be in the range of minimum $5,000 to maximum $15,000 per application.

ABOUT THE BIENNIUM GRANTS PROCESS FOR FISCAL BIENNIUM 2020-2021

The Biennium Grants are awarded for a two-year period. Organizations may apply to FY2020 | YEAR ONE and/or FY2021 | YEAR TWO. During the application period, all eligible applications received by the application deadline are considered. Grants Panels review the eligible applications and submit their recommendations. The SFCA Board of Commissioners has final approval of the recommendations.

Launch

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Intent to Apply Deadline

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
All non-profit organizations must create an account and submit legal eligibility documentation for review by May 1, 2019. If this is not done, the organization will not be able to apply.

Application Deadline

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Eligibility

Applicants are subject to meeting Chapter 9 eligibility requirements and policies established by the SFCA.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Non-profit Organization, 501(c)3 exempt from federal income tax by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
  • Applicant must have at least one year of experience with project to request grant support.
  • Only one application per applicant grant cycle.
  • Application must be entirely completed and submitted via the GO Smart online application system. No applications will be accepted by email or hard copy.
  • Project must take place in the State of Hawai‘i.
  • FY2020 | YEAR ONE: Implementation period is July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020
  • FY2021 | YEAR TWO: Implementation period is July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021

BIENNIUM GRANT RESOURCES & REFERENCES

Frequently Asked Questions

click to download: Frequently Asked Questions PDF

Application Instructions

click to download: Application Instructions PDF

Grant Categories

click to download: Grant Categories PDF

Organization Legal Eligibility

click to download: Eligibility PDF

Items Not Funded

click to download: Items Not Funded PDF

NOTICE TO BIENNIUM GRANTS FY2019 GRANTEES

Current Grantees for FY2019 may now access the Final Report module. Once you have created your profile, please email us at
sfcagrants@hawaii.gov with your username so that we can upload your Revised Proposal for you.

Final Report FY2019 Cycle can be accessed here: https://hawaii.gosmart.org/active_programs.php

CONTACT

Biennium Grants Program

Email

sfcagrants@hawaii.gov

Telephone

(808) 586-0309