Project Grant

Project Grants to organizations and individuals support opportunities for public engagement with, and access to the arts. They support the creation of art, arts learning at all stages of life, and integration of the arts into community life, but are not limited to these examples. (Requires a 1:1 cash match).

Visit the Applicant Portal [linked here] to review grant guidelines, eligibility requirements, criteria, and the application procedure before beginning the application process.

Eligible Organizations

  • South Dakota-based* nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations**
  • Units of state or local government
  • Federally recognized tribal governments

All ORGANIZATIONS must have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) from the System for Award Management (SAM) to apply. Should a grant be made, organizations must maintain an active SAM registration throughout the grant cycle (July 1 – June 30). The Unique Entity ID is a 12-character alphanumeric ID assigned to an entity by []

*South Dakota-based – Organizations must be physically located in the state of South Dakota or within the borders of the state’s nine federally recognized Tribal reservations and be registered, in good standing, with the South Dakota Secretary of State’s Office. []

**Nonprofit, tax exempt –Organizations must have tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. []


  • Artists and organizations cannot seek funding for the same project.
  • Artists and organizations cannot seek funding for the same project.
  • Organizations cannot seek funding to match an existing/upcoming grant (i.e., Touring Arts and/or Artists in Schools and Communities) nor any other grants from federal sources.
  • Current Arts Challenge and/or Statewide Services Grant recipients.

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