Sunday, December 07, 2008

Grants For Exceptional Out of School and After School Programs

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From The Foundation Center:

Coming Up Taller Awards Program Invites Nominations of Arts Programs for Under Served Children and Youth

Deadline: January 30, 2009

The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
( http://www.pcah.gov/ ) invites nominations for the 2009
Coming Up Taller Awards ( http://www.cominguptaller.org/ ).

In partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library
Services ( http://www.imls.gov/ ), the National Endowment for the
Arts ( http://www.arts.gov/ ), and the National Endowment for
the Humanities ( http://www.neh.gov/ ), PCAH is embarking on
the twelfth year of the awards, which recognize the accomplishments
of exceptional arts and humanities after school and out-of-school
programs. Programs initiated by museums, libraries, performing
arts organizations, universities, colleges, arts centers, community
service organizations, schools, businesses, and eligible government
entities are encouraged to participate.

To be eligible, nominated programs must operate as a program for
children and youth outside the school day. However, preschool,
after school, weekend, and/or summer programs may have a
school-based component or use school space. Programs must concentrate
on children and youth who live in family and community circum-
stances that limit their opportunities, and must involve
those children and youth as active participants in the arts or
humanities experience. (Cultural programs in which children
function only as an audience are not eligible.) Programs must
provide participants with regularly scheduled sessions on an
ongoing basis; one-time or occasional programs will not be
considered.

Programs must have been operational since January 2005 and
must be administered by a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3)
organization, unit of state or local government, or federally
recognized tribal community or tribe.

Coming Up Taller finalists each receive $10,000, an
individualized plaque, and an invitation to attend the Coming Up
Taller Leadership Enhancement Conference.

Visit the Coming Up Taller Web site for complete program
guidelines.

RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15016065/cominguptaller

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