Grants FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I'm eligible for Tier Three Project Support? 

Please see the Onondaga County Tier Definitions. Your organization must fit into at least the Tier Three category to apply, and you cannot receive General Operating Support from CNY Arts. If you have more specific questions about your organization, contact the Grants Coordinator, Liz Lane.


Can funded projects occur in January of 2017? 

The guidelines state the grant period is covered from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016. Activities that take place before or after those dates, would not be eligible. For specific cases, please contact Liz Lane. 


Is a Cultural Data Project (CDP) Funder Report required with a Tier Three Project Support Application?

A Funder Report is not required with a Tier Three Project Support Application.


Are fundraising events considered eligible for support from CNY Arts?

Unfortunately, CNY Arts grants do not cover fundraising and party events. For a full listing of eligible expenses, click here


Does my 25% match have to be with eligible expenses? 

Yes, the entire budget must be composed of CASH expenses and CASH income that are eligible and in compliance with the grant guidelines


What expenses are supported by CNY Arts Project Support Grants? 

Please see a list of our eligible expenses.


If you have questions about the Onondaga County Project Support Program, please send an email to The response will be emailed to you within 24 hours and posted on this FAQ page shortly after. Thanks!