Applying


The FY22 CDF Application has launched. The deadline is April 12, 2021 at 5:00 pm (EST).

CDF grantees slated for renewal for FY22 are expected to submit renewal paperwork in Spring 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there will be no competitive review for FY22. Organizations who are not FY21 CDF grantees, or those who received discretionary or location-based funding only, should fill out an FY22 CDF application in Spring 2021 if they would like to be considered eligible for City Council discretionary funding, City Council initiative programs, or CreateNYC funding streams.

Organizations interested in applying for support in Fiscal 2022 should review the eligibility requirements in the CDF Guideline and the Fiscal 2022 application resources below to view the updated process and requirements:

Organizations that meet the eligibility criteria and did not receive a multi-year CDF award in Fiscal 2021 are encouraged to apply. If you are a new applicant and would like to apply and/or receive email updates regarding the CDF application, register your organization on the CDF online portal using the email address of your organization’s primary DCLA contact. For assistance with registration, review the CDF Online Registration Document.


Supplemental Materials

Supplemental Materials for the Fiscal 2022 CDF Application will only be accepted online. Visit the Supplemental Submissions Form for FY22 instructions.

CDF applicants are no longer required to complete and submit a data profile and report via SMU DataArts. However, we continue to recommend that arts and cultural organizations participate in the data collection and take advantage of the reports and services offered by SMU DataArts. To learn more, visit http://www.culturaldata.org.


Application Webinar

We strongly encourage all applicants to attend one of the Application Webinars DCLA is conducting. The webinars will give you the opportunity to speak directly with DCLA staff and have your questions answered about the FY22 CDF Application.

To view the schedule and reserve a seat at one of the seminar, visit: www.NYCulture.eventbrite.com.

DCLA plans to record one of the webinars and upload it as a resource for prospective applicants. It will be available on DCLA’s YouTube Channel a few days later after the video is reviewed and closed captions are added.


Help Desk

The Programs Unit staff is working remotely at this time. If you have any questions about accessing materials regarding the CDF application, please contact your program specialist directly via email or you can contact cdfhelpdesk@culture.nyc.gov if you do not yet have an assigned program specialist. Please contact DCLA's Disability Service Facilitator at scobb@culture.nyc.gov for Word versions of any resource document.

Current or past CDF Applicants or Grantees may view their submissions at any time by logging in to their Cultural Affairs Account. Please make sure your organization’s information is up to date including contact information:


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