Wyoming Arts Council

Community Support Grant

The Community Support Grant offers operating and/or project support and arts learning support for organizations that provide services to their community through the arts. Grant funding is available for programs and services that take place between July 1, 2024, and June 30, 2025.

The FY25 application closed on March 29th, 2024.

An organization is eligible to receive up to $10,000 in operating and/or project support and up to $5,000 in arts learning support for a total of up to $15,000 in grant funding. The amount of funding requested cannot exceed 50% of your total project/operating expenses and requires a 1:1 cash match.

For questions about the content of your application, contact Community Development and Arts Learning Specialist Amara Fehring at 307-630-3918 or amara.fehring@wyo.gov. For other questions, contact Grants and Administration Manager Cashmere Balland at 307-214-7819 or cashmere.balland@wyo.gov.

For more information on the application timeline, view the Community Support Grant Process/Timeline: FY25 Community Support Grant Timeline

Please click below for narrative questions and evaluation criteria: Community Support Grant Questions and Evaluation Criteria

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For additional information on the application please view the CSG Grantee Guidebook. This document offers comprehensive guidance on what to include in your responses, accompanied by valuable feedback from previous panelists.

View Our Grantee Guidebook

New Community Support Grant Webinars

Part 1: Eligibility Criteria & Application How-tos

Part 2: Project Eligibility and Application Content Review

Part 3: How to Fill Out The Final Report

Fiscal Year 2025 Information

Review Process

The Operating and Project Support and Arts Learning sections of the CSG are competitive. Following a staff review of all applications for completion, the Operating and Project Support and Arts Learning sections of the application are reviewed by a panel. The panel consists of community members, artists, arts administrators, educators, and other individuals with expertise in these fields. The panelists independently read and rank all applications based on the evaluation criteria, which is available on the Arts Council website and within the grant application. Following the initial review and ranking of each application, the panels meet in person. The panel rankings, comments, and  funding recommendations are then sent to the Wyoming Arts Council board for review. The board votes to approve or amend rankings and funding. This decision is reviewed by the Wyoming Arts Council Executive Director before organizations are notified.

Formula Funding

Wyoming Arts Council staff take the recommendations of the panels and apply a formula funding model. This formula funding model takes into consideration the ranking of applications from the panel review process and the number of funds available. The total amount of funds requested through CSG applications is higher than the amount that can be allocated. Some grants will not be funded while others will receive less funding than requested.

Public Input

Grant applicants and the general public are invited to call in and listen to the Operating and Project Support and Arts Learning panel meetings. Public comments are not accepted at that time. Following the panel meetings, all applicants will receive an email with the panel’s recommended rankings and comments. This provides an opportunity for grantees to review both high and low-scoring applications for future grant writing development. Grantees and the general public are invited to attend or call into the Wyoming Arts Council board meeting when they review and vote on the panel recommendations. Public comment will be taken at that meeting before the board votes, and organizations who would like to share information about their grant application are encouraged to attend or call in. Meeting dates, times, locations, and call-in information will be sent to all grant applicants and shared through the Arts Council’s emails, website, and press releases.

Accessing Grant Applications and Final Reports

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 button below.

Note: This applies to projects taking place from 7/1/2021 to the current fiscal year.

Access Your Grant Here


For more information about the Community Support Grant, please contact Amara Fehring at amara.fehring@wyo.gov or 307-630-3918.