Applying for a Grant
The application for a grant must include the following information:
- Who: A description of your organization and the nature of its work.
- What & How: A statement of the project or need and an explanation of how it will be addressed. Include a brief description of anticipated achievements or outcomes.
- When: The time frame for the proposed project, activity, performance, series or scholarship.
- How much: Estimated cost for the project or activity and the amount requested from PSHA.
- Grants for youth music education or music therapy must be for a specific project or activity or for scholarship, either ongoing or one-time commencing after April 15, 2013.
- Grants for symphonic or classical music must be for a specific symphonic concert performance or series or for scholarship, either ongoing or one-time commencing after April 15, 2013.
- A final report must be postmarked by December 31st of the year in which the grant was received. If the project or event is not completed by December 31st, Grantee must apply for an extension and must file an interim report by that date. PSHA will provide form.
- Former recipients of PSHA grants must meet all reporting requirements, including post-grant final reports, before a new application will be considered.
- Nonprofit organizations must include the most recent year's operating budget and financial statement, 501 (c) (3) letter of determination, list of Board of Directors, and one (1) copy of any recent publicity materials and relevant slides or tapes. Financial information is considered confidential and will not be disclosed unless required by Federal or State law.
- Original and one (1) collated copies of the application are required. Because of the volume of materials received, PSHA cannot guarantee the return of any items such as publications, videos or films submitted with a grant application.
- Applicant form must be signed.
- PSHA will not be responsible for providing insurance coverage related to these projects.
- PSHA does not give individual artist grants.
- Please indicate whether your organization is seeking matching funds for this grant request.
Your proposal will be examined for evidence of quality, accountability and soundness of design. The proposal should be thoughtfully conceived and carefully planned in order to be able to meet its objectives. Your organization must demonstrate sound fiscal and management capacity. PSHA reserves the right to request additional supporting information or documents in connection with the grant request. If your proposal is approved for funding, you will be notified by letter in March.
Since grant requests outnumber available funds, incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Consideration will only be given to grants for programs administered and conducted in Los Angeles County.
Requests will not be considered for: