Equipment & Facilities Improvement Grants

Provides up to $10,000 in matching funds to arts organizations for the purchase of equipment items and facilities improvements that will strengthen the organization’s capacity to serve the arts needs of the SMAC region. No cash match required in fiscal year 2022.

Outside theatre production in front of a lake. Stage and colored lights are all set up outside at night. Image from AMP's (Art & Mentoring Project) production of Moana Jr.

Image is from an AMP (Arts & Mentoring Project) theatrical production outdoors in Pipestone, MN. 

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DEADLINES for FY 2022 

(July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022)
FY 2022 Grant Calendar


Round I

SMAC Equipment & Facilities Improvement grant workshop webinar: July 27, 2021, 5:30 to 6:30 pm.
Video recording of July 27, 2021 webinar available here.

  • Application Deadline: September 8, 2021
  • Panel Review: October 2, 2021
  • Board Action: October 26, 2021
  • Earliest project start date:  November 1, 2021


Round II

SMAC Equipment & Facilities Improvement grant workshop webinar: January 4, 2022, noon to 1:00 pm.
Register here.

  • Application Deadline: February 9, 2022
  • Panel Review: March 5, 2022
  • Board Action: March 22, 2022
  • Earliest project start date: April 1, 2022




(July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022)


FY 2022 Equipment & Facilities Improvement Grant Guidelines

FY 2022 General Grant Guidelines (applies to all grant programs)

FY 2022 Application Questions  (editable document for draft writing)

FY 2022 Budget Form (also available within the application)
Excel Form
PDF Form

FY 2022 Scoring Criteria

FY2022 Final Report Questions (editable document for draft writing)

Video Tutorial for Online Grant System

Grant System Guide for Applicants (PDF)



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Grants Awarded


Grants At A Glance

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