10 Feb 2017

Grants Craft Emergency Relief Fund

Craft Emergency Relief FundMontpelier, Vermont, United States

Opportunity Description

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.

CERF+’s Emergency Grants are designed to provide immediate help to eligible professional artists working in craft disciplines (such as woodworkers, fiber artists, metalsmiths, glass artists, potters, and furniture makers) after career-threatening emergencies.

  • The maximum potential Emergency Grant is $6,000.
  • The maximum potential Emerging Professional Artist Emergency Grant is $3,500. CERF+ loans and other CERF+ grants 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.

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.

Download required Application. Applicants may request a loan, grant or both.

Loans & Services Coordinator
Craft Emergency Relief Fund
P.O. Box 838
Montpelier, VT 05601-0838

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Grants. Opp Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 03 March thru April, Deadlines 05 May thru June, Deadlines 07 July thru Aug, Deadlines 09 Sept thru Oct, Deadlines 11 Nov thru Dec, Deadlines Ongoing and Recurring, and Open to U.S. Artists Only. Income: *No Application Fee and Cash or Value Awards. Opportunity expires in 228 days.

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