Onondaga County Grant Programs

Onondaga County recognizes the important role the arts play as an economic driver and keeping our community an attractive place to live.

Grant Programs for 2018

Economic Development, Project Support, and General Operating Support 

CNY Arts administers Economic Development and Project Support grants for eligible agencies in Onondaga County. CNY Arts also has an invitation only General Support program. Please read the guidelines and information below to see if you are eligibile for any of the County grant programs.


Tier Three Project Support

The T3PS program supports projects executed by agencies labeled as Tier Three in Onondaga County for arts and cultural projects serving the public. 

Guidelines and applications will be available soon. 


Tourism & Economic Development

The T&ED program provides partial funding for arts projects which provide a tangible and measurable benefit to the economic development of Onondaga County-- specifically projects that focus on growing audiences and engaging out-of-county and overnight visitors.

Letter of Interest Deadline: December 14, 2017 by 11:59 PM

2018 Application Deadline (by invitation only): February 15, 2017 by 11:59 PM


2018 Guidelines 
Letter of Interest Instructions
Submittable Letter of Interest Application (REQUIRED)

Application Documents

Project Budget Template (REQUIRED)
Program Schedule Form
Budget, Personnel Roster, Performance Measures Form


Tourism & Economic Development Final Report (includes Tier Three)


General Operating Support

The County has historically funded several mid-sized arts organizations and larger cultural institutions. General Operating Support Grants are available by invitation only. 

2018 Application Deadline: October 12, 2017 at 11:59 PM

Financial Review Deadline: December 1, 2017 by 6:00 PM


2018 Guidelines 
Submittable Application (REQUIRED)

Application Documents

Offline Application Companion Form (Word Document)
Program Schedule Form (REQUIRED)
Budget, Personnel Roster, Performance Measures Form (REQUIRED)


General Operating Support Quarterly Reports: 
Online Version: Quarterly | Annual
Word Doc Versions: Quarterly Report Form | Annual Report Form

Zip Code Analysis Instructions


Resource Documents for County Funding

Onondaga County Arts Agency Funding Tiers

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligible and Ineligible Expenses

Past Awardees