Maine Bicentennial Grants Available
The Bicentennial grants will be supplemented by matching funds from private corporations and individuals. Up to 10 percent of the funds will be set aside for grants of $500 or less, and at least one grant of up to $10,000 will be available for each of Maine’s 16 counties.
Grant applicants should focus on Bicentennial-themed projects that benefit the public, such as parades, historic preservation efforts, lectures and curriculum. The commission will consider grant applications from Maine community nonprofit organizations, such as historical societies and libraries, government entities and schools. Private individuals and for-profit corporations will also be welcome to apply, in partnership with a nonprofit entity. Projects can be on any scale.
Additionally, the Arts Commission will be awarding a special commission for a composition of an original piece of music to be performed at the Bicentennial Celebration in 2020.
Application deadlines will cycle through three rounds. The next two deadlines are February 1 and June 1, 2020.