Grants Craft Emergency Relief Fund
U.S. National Deadline: Ongoing – CERF is a national, nonprofit organization making loans and small grants to professional craftspeople experiencing career-threatening illness, accident, fire, theft, or natural disaster. Services include referrals to craft suppliers who have agreed to offer discounts on materials and equipment to craftspeople eligible for CERF funds, and booth fee waivers with certain craft show producers. CERF is a small fund.
RAPID RELIEF: EMERGENCY GRANTS
CERF+’s Emergency Grants are designed to provide immediate help to eligible artists working in craft disciplines (such as woodworkers, fiber artists, metalsmiths, glass artists, potters, and furniture makers) after serious emergencies.
- The maximum potential Emergency Grant is $6,000.
Available to established artists working in craft disciplines. An artist may apply for this emergency assistance under one of three categories. Artists with:
- An established craft business
- An established, alternative craft career
- An ongoing history in folk and traditional arts
Emerging Artist Emergency Grant ($3,500 potential maximum)
Available to emerging artists working in craft disciplines. CERF+ loans are not available to those qualifying for this grant program.
Note: If you receive a grant, you are required to report the funds as income when filing your IRS tax form.
CAREER RECOVERY: EMERGENCY RECOVERY LOAN
CERF+’s Emergency Recovery Loan can be used by an eligible artist working in a craft discipline to re-establish, improve, or possibly expand his/her work capacity after an emergency.
The maximum potential Emergency Recovery Loan is $9,000.
No interest is charged and loans must be repaid within five years. To be considered for an Emergency Recovery Loan, applicants must answer all applicable application questions and provide a cash flow projection statement for the next 12 months as well a short, loan-related business plan.
Read complete details here. Applicants may request a loan, grant or both.
Craft Emergency Relief Fund
535 Stone Cutters Way, Ste 202
Montpelier, VT 05602