Cultural Event Grant

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The purpose of the Community Cultural Event Grant is to support communities, groups and individuals of Longmont in honoring and celebrating the diversity of ethnic cultures and help highlight underrepresented sectors within Longmont. The City of Longmont will provide grants of up to $1,000 for projects. It presents funding opportunity to support events with ethnic cultures content and/or engage underrepresented sectors within Longmont.

El objetivo de la concesión de fondos para eventos culturales de la comunidad es apoyar a las comunidades, grupos e individuos de Longmont en honrar y celebrar la diversidad de las culturas étnicas y ayudar a resaltar los sectores menos representados en Longmont. La ciudad de Longmont proveerá una concesión de hasta $1,000 para proyectos. Esta es una oportunidad de financiación para apoyar eventos con contenido cultural étnico y/o participar dentro de los sectores sub-representados en Longmont.


Awardees for 2016
 Event  Organization Amount Awarded
 2016 Chinese New Year Celebration
 Asian Pacific
 Colorado Latino Festival
 Latino Chamber of Commerce
 Do You Know Who I Am?
 Modus Theater
 Mi Barrio, My Community
 Barrio E'
 Arcinda  $500
 16th Annual Peruvian Festival
 Peruvians Northern of Colorado
 Peruvian Festival Celebrating the Independence of Peru
 Proyecto Peru Canipaco-Huancayo
 Longmont Pride
 Out Boulder
 Timeline  Requirements and documents
February 1, 2017                        

Applications released:


Application in English - Word Format

Application in English - Adobe pdf

Solicitud en Español - Word

Solicitud en Español - Adobe pdf


February 28, 2017 Grants due to Community and Neighborhood Resources office (350  Kimbark Street, Longmont) by 5 pm
March 10, 2017
Applicants are notified of their grant acceptance/decline and budget allocated

 Have More Questions?
Contact Adriana Perea
(303) 651-8721

Funding requirements:

  1. Project must demonstrate a commitment to building and strengthening an inclusive and diverse community.
  2. Must define what culture means to the organization or the individual.
  3. Funding can be for either new project initiatives or for enhancement of existing projects which have the goal of reaching a diverse audience.
  4. Projects must be held in 2017 and completed by November 30, 2017.
  5. All activities must be advertised to, and open to, the public.
  6. Funds awarded must be spent only on the projects specified in the grant application.
  7. For applicants who have previously received funding, all reimbursement forms and a final report must have been received for past events.
  8. Events are held in the City of Longmont.
  9. You do not have to be a City of Longmont resident to apply.  However, the event must be open to Longmont residents.

Events eligible for funding include but are not limited to:

  • Community celebrations - ethnic, cultural, indigenous and or traditional celebrations
  • Festivals - celebration of a commemorating day, music, anniversary, fiesta, holiday
  • Exhibits - public display (a work of art) in an art gallery or museum or public venue
  • Performances - staging or presenting a play, poetry, concert, or other form of entertainment

Events not eligible for funding:

  • Activities with no cultural component or not highlighting underrepresented sectors
  • Activities conducted outside Longmont
  • Activities that are for the purpose of fundraising, promoting or generating income for a non-profit, business or private group
  • Lobbying, advocacy or related political activities
  • General operating expenses including existing staff time
  • Permanent equipment
  • Activities which produce academic credit or are part of a curriculum

Who can apply?

  • Community groups
  • Non-profit entities
  • Fiscally sponsored individuals/groups/organizations
  • Individuals
  • Neighborhood groups
  • School clubs and youth groups
  • Nonsectarian groups/clubs

Who cannot apply?

  • City, state or other government agencies
  • For-profit entities
  • Political parties
  • Labor unions

Requirements for Grant recipients:

  1. Call or Schedule an individual appointment to discuss how to proceed with grants
  2. Credit support of the City of Longmont Community and Neighborhood Resources in all project publicity and media materials (add logos in all advertisement)
  3. Complete a final report, final budget report, and reimbursement requests within 30 days of your project’s completion or by Friday December 9, 2017, whichever comes first.
  4. Provide a revised budget if changes are anticipated.

Criteria for evaluating application:

Grants are evaluated on the event concept and focus. The Cultural Event Grant Committee, comprised of city employees and community members, will review each application and make the final determination of Grant recipients, based on those criteria. Applicants will be notified of Grant approval or denial by Friday, March 10, 2017.

Submitting your application:

Applications must be RECEIVED in the office of Community and Neighborhood Resources by no later than Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Mail to Cultural Event Grant Committee, Community and Neighborhood Resources, 350 Kimbark, Longmont CO 80501, fax to 303-651-8799, or email to


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