Application Deadline: Thursday January 12, 2023, 5:00PM PST
Neighborhood Voices for Organization Programs is a fund that amplifies the cultural expressions, stories, histories, and heritage found within Oakland's neighborhoods-particularly neighborhoods and their community members who historically have not received equitable investments of resources or recognition.
This grant opportunity encourages applications from Oakland-based cultural community builders that are focused on enhancing neighborhood vibrancy and community cohesion. Applications must be for re-occurring arts and culture programs that have been in place for 2 years at the applying organization.
Programs may include, but are not limited to: Cultural heritage practices, performance programs in dance, music or theater, visual art and public arts programs, classes, workshops, exhibitions, and literary activities that are rooted in a sense of place.
For a complete list of all eligibility requirements for this grant program, please thoroughly review the Grant Guidelines linked above.
Please Note: Individuals, One-time events, Festivals, Sporting events, Conferences, Symposiums and Summits are not eligible for this grant opportunity. In addition, FY22-23 Festival and Org Assistance Grantees are also ineligible.
Application Portal Opens: Thursday December 1, 2022, 10:00AM PST
Application Informational Sessions via Zoom: December 8, 2022 & December 13, 2022
Applications Due: Thursday January 12, 2023, 5PM PST
Public Panel Deliberations: Thursday March 9, 2023
Funding Advisory Committee Review: Wednesday March 15, 2023 (tentative)
Life Enrichment Committee Review: April 24, 2023 (tentative)
City Council Approval & Review: May 2, 2023 (tentative)
Grant Agreements Sent to Grantee for Completion: May 9, 2023 (tentative)
Grant Checks Processed: July 2023 (TBD: 6+ weeks after completed grant agreement is received)