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 and Project Support

CNY Arts administers Economic Development and Project Support grants for eligible agencies in Onondaga County. 


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. 

There are no upcoming deadlines for this program.


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.

There are no upcoming deadlines for this program.

Tourism & Economic Development Final Report (includes Tier Three)

Download Project Budget Template


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: October 30, 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 Analyisis Instructions


Resource Documents for County Funding

Onondaga County Arts Agency Funding Tiers

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligible and Ineligible Expenses

Past Awardees