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 2017

Economic Development and Project Support

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

2017 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. 

Applications are due February 15, 2017 by 4:00 PM



2017 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.

The deadline for 2017 Letters of Interest has passed. 
Application Deadline: TBD (by invitation only)

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. 

The 2017 deadline for applications has passed.
Financial Review Deadline: February 7, 2016 4 PM

For guidelines, please contact Liz Lane. 


General Operating Support Quarterly Reports: 
Online Version: Quarterly | Annual
Word Doc Versions: Q1 | Q2 | Q3 | Q4 | Annual

Zip Code Analyisis Instructions

Resource Documents for County Funding

Onondaga County Arts Agency Funding Tiers

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligible and Ineligible Expenses

Past Awardees


Project Support Final Reports should be submitted via GO Grants Online

Tourism & Economic Development Final Report (includes Tier Three)

Resources for Grantees