North Carolina CARES for Arts - DEADLINE 5 pm Nov. 9, 2020
Funds have been allocated by the NC General Assembly using Coronavirus Relief Funds, which are subject to federal rules and guidelines that limit allowable expenditures and timeframe for using the funds. When building your claim of eligible expenses, the following expenses that were or will be incurred between March 1 and December 30, 2020 can be considered:• paid salaries and benefits (including contractors),• on-going operating expenses such as rent, utilities, or insurance,• established monthly expenses such as loan payments,• costs associated with canceling programs, such as contractual payments to venues, vendors, etc.• costs of pivoting to remote/virtual programs and services,• and costs of mitigating the spread of COVID-19, such as cleaning, PPE, physical barriers, etc. For the purpose of this grant program, revenue losses are not considered for mitigation. North Carolina CARES for Arts funding cannot reimburse any expenses already paid for by other federal relief funds such as PPP loans, the NC Jobs Retention Grant program, locally-run stimulus or relief programs using federal funds, direct grants from the NEA, and stimulus grants issued by the North Carolina Arts Council. Documents such as receipts, bill/invoices, monthly financial statements, and payroll ledgers will be considered. If projecting expenses that will happen in October, November, December, you will provide a Word document that reasonably justifies those expenses, and invoices and receipts must be available for projected expenses when they actualize.
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Please provide a brief description of your pre-pandemic arts programming. Include details about the audiences who participate in and benefit from these programs.
North Carolina's "stay at home" order (Executive Order 117) had a profound impact on the arts sector. Describe the specific steps your organization took to comply with Executive Order 117.
Please list eligible COVID-impacted expenses. All items will require corresponding documentation to be attached to the application. The following expenses can be considered: paid salaries and benefits (including contractors), on-going operating expenses, costs associated with canceling programs and creating virtual programs, and COVID related safety and cleaning measures. REVENUE LOSSES ARE NOT considered for mitigation (not allowable). North Carolina CARES for Arts funding CANNOT be paid by other federal relief funds such as PPP loans, direct grants from NEA, and stimulus grants issued by the North Carolina Arts Council. On the Excel sheet, list eligible expenditures from March 1, 2020 - December 30, 2020. Your Excel sheet should have just TWO columns: Expenditure Name and Expenditure Amount
List Federal stimulus funds, if any, received since March 1, 2020
Certification: By typing "yes" into the box below and signing this document, you understand that failure to respond to any of the above items may adversely affect the consideration of this application. You certify that the information contained in this application, including any attachments and supporting materials, is true and correct to the best of your knowledge.
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