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How to Apply for Eligibility

Eligibility Application Deadline: 5pm, September 8, 2017

2017 Eligibility Application
2017 Eligibility Directions
Activities Table Template
IRS Letter of Determination (Affirmation Letter)

A completed eligibility application (including all attachments in numerical order) must be submitted in hard copy to the SCFD office. Eligibility applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2017 in order for an eligibility determination to be made prior to the following grant cycle. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be reviewed. An applicant organization will be notified by mail if its application is incomplete and will have the opportunity to submit a complete application the following year.

Submit Eligibility Application and all attachments to:
Eligibility Application Review
Scientific and Cultural Facilities District
899 Logan Street, Suite 500
Denver, CO 80203

Applicant organizations will receive notification of the eligibility determination by mail after SCFD has conducted a thorough review of the organization. Eligibility confirmation may take anywhere from a few weeks to several months depending on the complexity of the organization and the volume of other requests the SCFD is processing.  

Organizations must obtain eligibility confirmation before they may apply for funding. Eligibility DOES NOT guarantee funding of an organization.

Tier III Funding Process Timeline

Spring Summer Fall Winter
Year Round
Eligibility applications accepted year round but must be received
by September Deadline in order for an eligibility determination
to be made prior to the following grant year.
Staff review and determine eligibility
Staff review and determine eligibility
Organizations attend grant workshops
Tier III grant applications due
March – May
Applicants interviewed by County Cultural Councils
County allocation meetings to determine funding
Funding plans submitted to County Commissioners/City Councils
Funding plans approved by SCFD Board of Directors
Check distribution ceremonies
Organizations use SCFD funds (have 14 months from
distribution to use funds)
Organizations use SCFD funds

Mid February
Final Grant Report due to SCFD office

Eligibility Appeal Process

SCFD staff will notify organizations regarding eligibility determinations in a letter sent both electronically and via regular mail. Organizations that have submitted an SCFD eligibility application and have received a letter from SCFD staff denying eligibility, as well as organizations that have undergone an eligibility review after which SCFD staff has revoked, withdrawn or suspended eligibility, may appeal these actions in accordance with the following appeal policy.