The SCFD Family of Organizations: Tier III
Tier III recipients include an astonishing array of small organizations with cultural and scientific missions. You benefit our communities by providing outlets for the most personal cultural interests. Many of you provide opportunities for members of the community to be involved as performers and educators. Tier III organizations receive 14% of SCFD funds.
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Here are some links to helpful information.
Workshops & Support
SCFD Staff provides opportunities for you to learn about the Tier III competitive grant process. These workshops go over the application, highlighting areas of importance and county specifics.
- Fluxx Portal Guide – PDF
- Online Tutorial – Navigating Fluxx
- Online Tutorial – 2021 Tier III Grant Application – Tutorial 1 – Overview*
- Online Tutorial – 2021 Tier III Grant Application – Tutorial 2 – Activities & Attendance
- Online Tutorial – 2021 Tier III Grant Application – Tutorial 3 – Financials
* Please be sure to closely review the County Guidelines below when applying for funding in 2021. Jefferson County requests will be based on 2020 financials, all other counties will receive requests based on 2019 financials.
An eligible organization can apply in one county or multiple counties. Before starting your application, please read the grant directions, as well as specific county guidelines where you are applying (see below).
- 2021 Tier III Application Directions
- County Guidelines Summary Matrix
- Activities and Attendance Template (Required. Right-click the link and open in new tab.)
- Things SCFD Does Not Fund
Connect to SCFD’s online Grants Portal to apply for the next round of SCFD funding opportunities.
*If you did not receive funding in 2019 and/or 2020 and are currently an SCFD eligible organization; please contact an SCFD Program Officer prior to creating an account.
County Details, Deadlines, and Guidelines
Each county has developed county-specific application guidelines. These guidelines are revised every year, so it is critical that you revisit them, every year, before filling out an application even if you applied in the county in the last grant cycle.
Deadline: March 2, 2021 @ 4:00 PM
Any organization applying in more than one county must submit to SCFD by this date.
Deadline: March 9, 2021 @ 4:00 PM
- Grant Guidelines (GOS request based on 2019 financials and attendance)
- Evaluation Criteria
- Council Contact Info
COVID Status Update Forms
In lieu of grant amendments (formerly known as change requests) SCFD will be requiring organizations to submit online status updates to keep SCFD informed of any changes your organization has made to its operations/programming in the wake of COVID and is for funding received in October 2020 that can be used through December 31, 2021.
These short (less than 5 minutes to complete) organizational status updates will be due as follows. Only one per organization, per due date.
- December 31, 2020
- April 30, 2021
- August 31, 2021
- December 31, 2021
Examples of changes could include the removal or addition of a major program component, a significant decrease in scheduled activities/classes, a change in format from live or in-person presentation(s) to virtual activity, or a significant change in the intended reach of the project activities.
Final Grant Report
Funds provided for distribution by the SCFD are public funds and must be reported on to assure accountability. Organizations with any outstanding Final Grant Reports will not be able to apply for funding.
Deadline: Friday, February 12, 2021 @ 4:00 PM
Report on SCFD funds received in 2019 and used through 2020. Connect to SCFD’s online Grants Portal to complete your Final Grant Report below.
Not sure if you have a Final Grant Report due? Check out prior year Tier III Distributions.