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 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.
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.
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