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4Culture Recovery Fund for Organizations
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Federally-Funded Pandemic Relief Coming for King County Cultural Organizations

We’ve spent the past few months working with our partners at King County to build new COVID-19 relief programs for the cultural sector, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Thank you for your patience during this process. Our shared goal is to put these federal dollars to work supporting as many King County cultural organizations and producers as possible. Here's what we have to share with you at this time:
For organizations with 2019 revenue over $1 million:
Today, King County Executive Dow Constantine shared information about Revive and Thrive Together. If you are an arts, heritage, or historic preservation organization with 2019 revenue of more than $1 million, please refer and apply to this program for disaster relief and business interruption funds. 
For organizations with 2019 revenue of $1 million and under:
Later this month, 4Culture will open the first phase of our Recovery Fund. Cultural organizations with 2019 revenue of $1 million and below that experienced revenue loss between 2019 and 2020 will be eligible for this program.

Using a single application, these organizations can apply for both ARPA disaster relief grants and 4Culture 2022 Sustained Support funds. Additionally, we’ve partnered with the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture to share this application process to better serve cultural organizations within Seattle. This will allow eligible organizations to submit one application to be considered for funding by both agencies. 

Full details about eligibility, federal grant contracting requirements, and more will be released when this grant opens on September 23. Some actions you can take in the meantime include: 
  • Make sure you can access your account on our online grant portal. Request a new password on the sign-in page if needed. 
  • Make sure that your organization’s demographic update is complete for 2021. You can find this in your account profile.  
It’s important to note also that this organization-focused funding is the first phase of our full federal COVID-19 relief program. We will also offer support for individual cultural producers in early 2022; please stay tuned for more information by ensuring that you are subscribed to our enews
Not sure where to apply?
Organizations are eligible for either King County's Revive and Thrive Together program or 4Culture's Recovery Fund, not both. If you need help figuring out where to apply, answer this short series of questions about your organization:
ARPA Questionnaire for Organizations
As always, we know navigating pandemic relief funding can be confusing and overwhelming! We’re here to help. Please contact us at hello@4culture.org or 206-296-7580, or check out our Staff page to find contact information for specific 4Culture grant managers. 
This project was supported by a grant awarded by the US Department of the Treasury. Points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the US Department of the Treasury.
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