Applying


The Fiscal Year 2020 Cultural Development Fund Application Deadline is February 11, 2019.

The Department of Cultural Affairs is now accepting grant applications from eligible nonprofit organizations. We will conduct informational seminars in all five boroughs during the application period.

The CDF Application consists of two parts: an online form and Supplemental materials. The Application form, which is the online portion, must be submitted via DCLA’s website no later than 11:59pm on Monday, February 11, 2019.

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for Supplemental materials is a "received by" deadline. Hard copies of the Supplemental materials must be RECEIVED in our offices at 31 Chambers Street on any work day prior to the deadline, but no later than 11:59pm on February 11, 2019. From 10am to 2pm on that date, Supplemental Materials may be submitted to a designated Borough Drop-Off Satellite Location (see the Instructions document for more information).

Organizations interested in applying for CDF support in Fiscal 2020 should first review the eligibility requirements and the Fiscal 2020 application materials to get a sense of the current process and requirements:


Application Seminars

We strongly encourage all applicants to attend one of the Application Seminars DCLA is conducting throughout the five boroughs.  These will give you the opportunity to speak directly with DCLA staff, as well as help you prepare the most competitive Application possible. Review the Guidelines, Instructions and Seminar Schedule, then reserve a seat at one of the seminar locations.

If you are unable to attend a seminar in person, or want a refresher on any aspect of the presentation, view a static recorded presentation available on YouTube. If you have questions on the CDF application after reviewing the online seminar, please contact the Programs Unit Help Desk at 212-513-9381.

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