Community Arts Access FY 17 Grant Application Guidelines and Forms

CAA FY17 Schedule

CAA FY17 Application

Click the above links for the grant schedule, guidelines, and application forms, in PDF format.  Please note that for the FY 17 grant cycle, all applications, supporting materials, and copies must be submitted in paper format by the applicant.   Applicants may also request a copy of the above materials in Word format via email at

All applicants must attend an orientation workshop to be considered for grant funding in FY17.  Grant awards are for funding and projects that begin on or after October 1, 2016, and will be completed before July 31, 2017.  The workshops will be held at the Hoogland Center for the Arts (420 South Sixth Street) on Wednesday, July 6, at 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, July 14, at 10:00 a.m.; and on Saturday, July 16, at 9:00 a.m..

Please note that awards are subject to grant program funding by the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the National Endowment for the Arts.  The review panel may offer either full funding or partial funding of an applicant’s request, and all applicants have the option of declining an award.  Funding decisions are made annually before mid-September.

The application period opens July 1, 2016, and the deadline for application submission will be August 1.  Completed applications may be either hand-delivered before 5:00 p.m. to our office on the lower level of the Hoogland Center for the Arts, or ) or postmarked on August 1.