P.O. Box 6015
300 S. Providence
Columbia, MO 65205
For your application to be complete, submit the following in the order listed...only ONE copy, the original, is needed this year. All items must be typed and may be printed front to back (double-sided) OR single-sided. Please fasten with a binder clip or paper clip. Please do not staple or three-hole punch.
A._____ Original application with the first page signed in ink (not black). All collaborating agencies must sign the main page of the application.
B._____ Up to a five-page narrative (shorter than five pages is preferable); questions must be restated and listed in order; must be typed using at least 12 point font (serif-type font preferable), 1.5 line spacing and 1 inch margins on all sides.
C._____ Lead agency budget.
D._____ Project budget. Funding requests may not exceed $10,000
E._____ Prior fiscal year audit or financial review that shows the revenues, expenses and fund balance. Please list the name of the person/firm who prepared the report. See sample financial statement in the back of booklet.
F._____ List of current directors and officers for lead agency.
G.____ Up to three pages (typed, same format) of biographical summary of project director(s) and key artistic participants, one paragraph per person.
H._____ If a previously funded agency, the final report from the most recently completed project. This must be included, even if the proposed project is different from the previous project.
J._____ Written confirmation from schools, clubs, groups, etc. that are referenced in your narrative as participating in your project (1 copy per school/group). For example, if you reference schools attending your event(s), you must have a basic letter from each school confirming they are aware of your intended project and are interested in participating. The letter can be a form that you provide and they simply sign; contact the Office of Cultural Affairs for a sample. This is not the same as a support letter and does not pertain to collaborators.
K._____ IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter(s) (1 copy); include this with the original copy of your application. Submit this only if your agency did not receive OCA funds in FY14.
L._____ Supplementary materials: 13 copies if using the print option, containing no more than five items and a contents page. Each set much be placed in a 9" x 12" clasp envelope clearly marked with your organization's name. OR use the online option, where only one print copy is required.
Supplementary materials bolster your written narrative with images, and sometimes audio, of what is described. As such, be sure to include materials that are most pertinent to your application and that directly address the evaluation criteria. Examples of items are: newletters, brochures, project literature, newpaper articles, pictures of past programs and/or participants, and letters of support. If you have been funded by the OCA previously, include materials that feature the OCA logo/credit line as they demonstrate proper credit to the city. Again, this year applications have the option to submit support materials online or printed copies. Either way, each Commissioner will review your support materials.
Please note: Online Support Materials do not have to be the same as the printed support materials in the 9” x 12” envelope.
Contact the Office of Cultural Affairs for an application or use the below-listed resources, including the online form, to apply. Applications in a suitable format for persons with disabilities are available upon request.