Wyoming Arts Council

Community Support Grant

This grant is specifically designed for project and/or operational support for organizations that provide services to their community through the arts.  It is a competitive grant, and most funded grants receive “formula funding” based on the score of the grants during the panel process, and then approval by the Wyoming Arts Council Board and Executive Director.

Timeline for review and approval of grants:

5/13-14/19 Operating Support Panel Meeting held

5/14/19 Arts Education Panel Meeting held

5/30/19 Wyoming Arts Council Board met and reviewed the grant panel recommendations

6/3-7/19 The new FY 2020 budget will be created in our e-grant system

Organizations that were not awarded funding were notified on 6/6/19

The Grant Seeker will receive an auto email from our e-granting system to notify them after their grant has been awarded, please review the grant requirements carefully and keep a copy for your records.

If you have not been notified about your grant status by 7/1/19, check your Spam Folder to make sure the email  is not there.  If it isn’t there,  then you may contact the Arts Council to check your grant status.

After each grant has been awarded, a Subgrantee Award Agreement, along with Attachment A and B, will be created for each grant. These Agreements are then sent electronically to the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office for them to review and approve.  This process can take several weeks, especially at the beginning of a new fiscal year, when the AG receives an exceptionally large number of new Agreements to review/approve. Once we receive the signed Agreements from the AG’s Office, they will be mailed to the Grant Seeker to obtain the required two signatures and then be mailed back to the Arts Council.

July 1, 2019:  State Parks & Cultural Resources (SPCR) Accounting Department will start setting up all of the new FY 2020 budgets in the state system, which can take several weeks to complete. After this is done, we can begin processing/paying all of the Agreements that have been signed and returned to the WAC.  Payment for projects taking place in July are usually issued after August 1st.

The Wyoming Arts Council board will review grant panel recommendations during their quarterly board meeting on the afternoon of May 30 in Casper.  As the date gets closer, please visit  www.wyomingartscouncil.org  for information about the board meeting, including call in information and available times for public comment.  Note that this is the only time when applicants will be able to comment.

We are also pleased to provide you with a link to the Community Support requests that were submitted.  The public is invited to review grant requests and follow along with panelists’ comments.  Doing this not only provides transparency, but also allows our grant seekers to view all of the requests that were submitted and be able to participate in the grant process.

We encourage you to review the requests for the Operating/Project Support at:

The requests for Arts Education support can be found at:


To apply for a new grant, make revisions to an existing grant that has been returned to you, or access a final report, you must click on the correct link below to ensure you are redirected to the correct document.  Double check to make sure that the dates of your project correspond to the link you click on.

  • Click here to access your final report for projects that took place from  7/1/19 – 6/30/20
  • Click here to access your final report for projects that took place from 7/1/18 – 6/30/19


For more information about the Community Support Grant, please contact the Arts Council at 307-630-3918 or email tyler.cessor@wyo.gov.