SFCA ARP Grants for Individuals

The State Foundation on the Culture and the Arts will utilize American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding to administer two grants benefiting the state’s arts community: one for nonprofit organizations and one for individual artists and cultural practitioners.

What is the SFCA American Rescue Plan Grant?​

The National Endowment for the Arts provided funds received from the American Rescue Plan to the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) to distribute to the arts and culture community throughout the State of Hawaiʻi. This emergency funding is designed to support the arts sector as it recovers from the devastating impact of COVID-19.

Grant Categories

The State Foundation on the Culture and the Arts will utilize this funding to administer two grants benefiting the state’s arts community: one for nonprofit culture and arts organizations and one for individual artists and cultural practitioners.

About the Application Process

  • The application must be entirely completed and submitted via the Hawaii GO Smart online application system (Hawaii.GoSmart.org).
  • The SFCA American Rescue Plan (ARP) Recovery Grant supporting eligible artists and cultural practitioners will launch August 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021.
  • Individual artist applicants must submit a Hawaiʻi Compliance Express certificate showing “Compliant” with their application by the application deadline of September 30, 2021.
  • The grant request amount is $7,225 and there is no match requirement for individual artists.

The recovery grant supports a stipend/fee for the Individual Artist applicant to carry out a project or activity.

Eligibility and Requirements for Individuals

  • Project or activity must have community benefit.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • State of Hawaiʻi resident.
  • Age 18 years or older.
  • Not barred or suspended from receiving federal funds.
  • Registered and compliant with Hawaiʻi Compliance Express (vendors.ehawaii.gov/hce)

We recommend that you begin your registration or update your registration in Hawaiʻi Compliance Express as soon as possible. Please make sure you are compliant by the application deadline.

More information on eligibility, the grant application process, and deadlines will be posted here as information becomes available.

The release of these American Rescue Plan funds marks an important step in the economic recovery of the creative sector in Hawaiʻi.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Individuals

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Resources

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