Project Grant


The upcoming grant cycle supports activities, events, programs, or projects planned to take place July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024.

DEADLINE: March 1, 2023, at 11:59 pm Central. Late applications will not be accepted.

Organizations can find details on how to apply for upcoming grants (funding arts activities taking place July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024) including guidelines, sample applications, and application templates. Online at

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) (See GRANT GUIDELINES [PDF linked here]). See the full application before you begin [Sample PDF posted here].

Grant Guidelines
read the guidelines prior to applying for ANY SDAC grant. Applicants that do not meet the eligibility requirements will not be reviewed. Contact SDAC staff with any questions regarding eligibility [PDF linked here].

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, 2023 – June 30, 2024). 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.

Criteria for Awarding Grants
See GRANT GUIDELINES [PDF linked here] for all information on how the panel review works and scoring criteria for this grant.


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