Most FY21 CDF grantees will have support renewed for FY22. These organizations will submit a renewal application later this spring.

Grantees with multiyear commitments are eligible to renew support for Fiscal 2022. To renew, multiyear grantees must complete an online CDF Renewal Form that details its public services for the City’s upcoming fiscal year.

Organizations can review the FY21 renewal and supplemental materials to get a sense of upcoming form submissions. The Renewal Guidelines detail applicable eligibility and funding requirements; the Renewal Instructions explain the high level of programmatic and financial detail expected in your submission, as well as provide essential tools to help you navigate the online form; the Renewal Checklist itemizes the materials required for your submission to be considered complete; and the Blank Renewal provides printable screenshots of each section of the online form.

CDF grantees and 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 engage with the platform to have access to the many different reports and services offered by SMU DataArts. To learn more, visit CDP’s website at

Help Desk

The Programs Unit staff is working remotely at this time, and the Programs Help Desk is not currently available.

  • If you have programmatic questions about the Renewal application, please contact your Program Specialist directly via email.

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