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 1- Tier III Grant Application – Overview*
- Online Tutorial 2 – Tier III Grant Application – Activities & Attendance
- Online Tutorial 3 – Tier III Grant Application – Financials
- Things SCFD Funds Cannot be Used For (PDF)
* Closely review the County Guidelines below when applying for funding.
An eligible organization can apply in one county or multiple counties. Before starting your application, please read the grant directions and specific county guidelines where you are applying (see below).
- 2024 Observational Study Session Schedule
- 2024 Tier III Application Directions (PDF)
- 2024 Tier III County Guideline matrix (PDF)
- Activities and Attendance Template (Required. Right-click the link and open in a new tab.)
Connect to SCFD’s online Grants Portal to apply for the next round of SCFD funding opportunities.
County Details, Deadlines, Guidelines, and Communications
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.
An SCFD Program Officer is assigned to each County and is listed with each set of guidelines below. Please reach out to them directly if you have any questions.
Deadline: March 6, 2024 at 4:00 PM
Any organization applying in more than one county must submit to SCFD by this date.
Tier III Email Communications
- October 2023
- September 2023
- August 2023
- March 2023
- January 2023
- December 2022
- October 2022 #2
- October 2022 #1
- September 2022
- August 2022
- March 2022
- January 2022
- December 2021
- November 2021
- October 2021
- September 2021 #2
- September 2021 #1
- August 2021
- April 2021
- March 2021
- February 2021
- January 2021
- December 2020
- November 2020
(formerly known as Change Requests)
For Project grants only (not GOS). Grant amendments must be submitted and approved prior to any changes made to projects, including changes to the venue, date/time, the content of programming, projected audience, or adjustments to the project budget (over 25% increase/decrease in project budget).
Connect to SCFD’s online Grants Portal to submit a grant amendment.
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: Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 4:00 PM
Report on SCFD funds received in 2022 and used through 2023. Connect to SCFD’s online Grants Portal to complete your Final Grant Report below.
Not sure if you have a Final Grant Report due? Login to the SCFD Portal and look under Reports in the left-side navigation menu.