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Operating Support Grant


There will be a Fiscal Year 2019 grant deadline for this program!  

The  grant application materials will be posted the first week in February for a March 1, 2019 deadline.  Operating Support Grant amounts will be $3,000 to $5,000 and will cover the time period of July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020. Please read the pdf of the guidelines for details.


How to Apply With the ECRAC Grant Portal 

The East Central Regional Arts Council has moved to an online granting system!  All applications going forward must be submitted through the ECRAC Grant Portal. Please refer to the tips below to help you navigate the new system.

Links for each grant program application will only become available about 4 weeks prior to each grant deadline.


Getting Started:

On your first visit to the ECRAC Grant Portal, you will need to create a new account for your organization with a username and password. Please note that if you are applying as an organization, your organization can only have one username and password for the online system. Please be sure to keep this information as you will need it again to access the Portal for grant requirements and for all future requests.


Returning to an Application:

Your application does not need to be completed in one session and can be returned to and edited until you formally submit the application. Please be sure to save your application often while working on it and before you exit the system. To return to your application, you can access the ECRAC Grant Portal through the Manage My Grant page. There you may logon using the email address and password you created the first time you entered.


Uploading Information:

There are fields in the application that will require you to upload information (documents, media, etc.). You will need to follow the system directions regarding file size and uploading. Please note that your information may not be completely uploaded until you click “Save”. Be sure to save your application often so as not to lose any progress or information.


Submitting an Application:

Once you have completed and reviewed your application, you may submit the application for funding consideration. Once an application has been submitted you will be able to view the application, but not edit or make any changes to it.


                                              ECRAC Grant Portal Link

For more assistance in navigating the ECRAC Grant Portal, please refer to this tutorial:  ECRAC Grant Portal Tutorial – video link 



 If you have any questions contact the ECRAC Executive Director by emailing or by calling (320)396-2337 x 3.  


$3,000 to $5,000


March 1