Cultural Development Fund:
Small or Emerging Organizations (Cat. C-I)

The Cultural Development Fund for Small or Emerging Cultural Organizations is an annual grant program open to nonprofit cultural organizations with operating revenues of at least $25,000. The grant program is designed to preserve cultural heritages and traditions through the arts, significantly advance cultural opportunities for children and youth, and to create opportunities for Palm Beach County residents to experience culturally diverse, innovative and excellent cultural programs and projects. Small organizations that are stable are encouraged to apply as well as emerging organizations that have the potential to grow into future mid-sized organizations.

First time applicants and individuals new to the grant process must contact staff and attend a mandatory workshop for training and technical assistance prior to completing the application.

*To request any forms in a different format, or if you have specific questions about this grant program, please contact the Cultural Council Grants Department:

Important Dates

Round 1 – Applications due July 7, 2017


Application Training

FY17/18 Category CI Round 1 Application Training
Monday, May 8, 2 p.m.
Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Education and Training Center
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FY17/18 Category CI Round 1 Application Training Webinar
Wednesday, May 10, 2 p.m.
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Application Toolkit

  1. Application Guidelines
  2. Application Training Video
  3. Exhibit B-1 (Application)
  4. Definitions
  5. FY 2016/17 Review Panel
  6. Apply Online
  7. Online Application FAQs

Grantee Toolkit

  1. Grant Process Schedule
  2. FY 2016/17 Reimbursement Training Webinar
  3. Reimbursement Guidelines
  4. Reimbursement Cover Sheet
  5. Summary of ExpensesSummary of Expenses for Salaried Employees
  6. Program and Budget Amendment Request
  7. Formula for Calculating Hourly Rate | Hourly Rate Calculator
  8. Mileage Reimbursement Form: 2016
  9. Time Sheet
  10. Final Income/Expense Report
  11. FY 2016/17 Executive Summary
  12. Exhibit A
  13. Exhibit B-1 (Contract)
  14. Exhibit D

Training Videos