7 Jan 2017

Grants Craft Emergency Relief Fund

Craft Emergency Relief FundMontpelier, Vermont, United States

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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 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.

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

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Grants. Opp Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 01 Jan thru Feb, 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.

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