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Frequently Asked Questions


GENERAL QUESTIONS

How long will the virtual requirement be in place and what is the criteria that will be used to decide when non-virtual programs will be funded?

NAC will periodically assess our grant programs as they relate to pandemic conditions. At this time, we do not have a set date to resume funding of live, in-person programs.

If we are planning a virtual program for the Spring of 2021 is it okay to apply now?

Yes, we encourage you to apply as far in advance as possible. All of the new grant categories, with the exception of Recovery Grants, are accepted on a floating deadline and are reviewed in the order in which they are received. You are encouraged to apply as far in advance as possible.

 

RECOVERY GRANTS

Can our organization apply for a Recovery Grant if we received CARES Act funding from NAC?

Yes, organizations are eligible to apply for a Recovery Grant if they previously received CARES Act funding. The funds you receive from each source must be allocated to different expenses and/or time periods. In other words, funds may not be intermingled, and grantees must maintain detailed records* that clearly account for the separate costs.

* Optional Grant Funds Tracking Form. You may use this form for your organization’s internal budgeting. Its purpose is to aid federal grantees in tracking expenses paid by the NAC CARES Grant and other Federal source such as the Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) or Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). This form does not substitute for a Final Report.

 

VIRTUAL ARTS PROJECT GRANTS (VPG)

If an organization hosts a live theatre production and simultaneously streams it to be available online, would the project be eligible for a Virtual Project Grant?

At this time, any project that involves the public in-person is not eligible for NAC funding.

If we received an Annual Series and Events (ASE) grant for the season are we eligible to apply for a Virtual Project Grant?

VPGs are available to ASE grantees, but you should directly reach out to Stephanie Plummer at Stephanie.plummer@nebraska.gov to discuss your FY20 ASE grant and determine your eligibility for a VPG.