Useful Resources for the Nonprofit Arts Organization

  • The National Endowment for the Arts has released their guidelines for CARES Act funding to support the nonprofit arts sector. You must have received a grant from the NEA to be eligible to apply. There are seventy eligible applicants in Georgia. You can access that list here. The deadline is April 22.
  • The National Endowment for the Arts has also just released information to GCA regarding state administration of CARES Act funds. We have been planning for this notification and continue to diligently work to maximize the impact and effectiveness of these funds in a way that ensures a fair, transparent and smooth process. These new grants will be in addition to, and not in place of any existing GCA contract, or amended contract. We will share details and guidelines as soon as possible.

Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and the Payroll Protection Program.

  • Need a map of SBA Coronavirus Resources? You can find an overview here.
  • The Small Business Association has released a Payroll Protection Program FAQ sheet.
  • If you are interested in applying for the SBA Payroll Protection Program but do not have an existing relationship with a lending institution, reach out to your local office of the Small Business Development Center. There are 17 local offices throughout the state, and they are maintaining an updated list of non-depository banks.
  • Nonprofit Arts Organizations seeking assistance filling out the SBA Loan forms can contact The Georgia Center for Nonprofits at
  • GCA is partnering with Georgia Center for Nonprofits to host a series of webinars for arts organizations. On 04/13/20 we will post topics, dates and links to register.
  • Georgia Center for Nonprofits is offering FREE Rapid Response Consulting for nonprofit organizations through April 22.
  • National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) has created the Actos de Confianza micro-grant initiative to support artists and arts administrators whose work has been adversely impacted by COVID-19.

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