The Kentucky Arts Council is seeking applications for the 2023 Arts Education Relief and Disaster Recovery Grant to support Kentucky schools affected by the western Kentucky tornadoes or the eastern Kentucky floods by providing funding for arts education activities.
Donor Name: Kentucky Arts Council
County: Selected Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $1,000
The Arts Education Relief and Disaster Recovery Grant (AERDR) provides Kentucky schools impacted by recent disasters expedited access to funding for arts education activities. Applicants may use funds for costs associated with any kind of arts education programming, including but not limited to: materials for creative projects, teaching artist residencies, performance assemblies, field trips to arts organizations or venues, etc. This grant is noncompetitive, though will be reviewed for completeness prior to being approved. Due to limited funds available for this grant program, you are encouraged to request only the funds you will need.
Applicants will receive grants up to $1,000. Only one application per school will be accepted. Grants may be requested in increments of $100. No matching funds are required for this grant.
Any teacher at a Kentucky public or private school that supports preschool through grade 12 in the following federally designated counties:
- Western Kentucky counties (Disaster 4630): Barren, Caldwell, Christian, Fulton, Graves, Hart, Hickman, Hopkins, Logan, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Taylor, Todd and Warren
- Eastern Kentucky counties (Disaster 4663): Breathitt, Clay, Floyd, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Owsley, Perry, Pike and Whitley
Grant funds may not be used for the following purposes:
- Expenses incurred before the starting date of the period covered in the grant request
- Purchase of equipment, property, library holdings or acquisitions
- Capital improvements, facility construction, structural renovations and restorations
- Publications or recordings for commercial purposes
- Scholarships or other activities related to academic credit or degrees
- Activities intended primarily for fundraising
- Food, beverages or other refreshments
- Requests designed to reduce or eliminate existing deficits
- Interest on loans, fines, penalties and/or litigation costs
- Investments of any kind
- Performances not available to the general public
- Programs that have sectarian purposes
- Indirect costs unless 1) per a current federally-negotiated indirect cost rate agreement (official documentation required), or 2) “de minimus” indirect costs not to exceed 10 percent of total modified direct cost
- The application of new artistic work to historic buildings or structures unless approved by the state historic preservation office as being in compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
For more information, visit Arts Education Relief and Disaster Recovery Grant.