Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) Grant Awarded
HVCA Receives Significant Grant
We recently got notification that HVCA has been awarded a grant of $15,000 from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). A component of this award comes from federal funds provided to MCACA by the National Endowment for the Arts. The grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process, and ours was one of 659 applications competing for funding during MCACA’s 2019-20 fiscal year.
The grant monies are designated for operational support, so we are allowed to apply the funds to overhead expenses which may not be covered by other income sources targeted toward particular programs. While MCACA’s grant is the largest single award we have received to date, we expect it to offset only about 15% of HVCA’s annual expenses, so we continue to rely on sources such as sponsorships, fundraisers, membership dues and sales in order to bring our arts offerings to the community.
A complete list of grant awards around the state is available by contacting MCACA at 517-241-4011, or by visiting their website at www.michigan.gov/arts