TLC Rescue Plan Grants to Organizations

COVID Recovery Funds for Arts Organizations

Applications are now closed for this opportunity. All submissions will undergo an eligibility check in advance of a panel review. Funding announcements are expected to be delivered by the end of September.

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Grant Program Overview

The Arts Commission is administering a grant program through the Toledo and Lucas County Rescue Plan Grants to Organizations to eligible nonprofit arts and cultural organizations located within Lucas County and the City of Toledo. Grants are funded through American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds from Lucas County and the City of Toledo.

Grants will be made to eligible nonprofit arts and cultural organizations to support their operations. Funds are intended to support day-to-day business expenses/operating costs, and not specific programmatic activities. Cost share/matching funds are not required. Capital projects will not be considered. 

Funds will be awarded based on a competitive application and panel review process. Applicants must be a nonprofit organization with a primary arts and culture mission.  All applicants must be based within Lucas County and/or the City of Toledo and be able to demonstrate eligibility to receive, and capacity to manage, federal funds. Applications approved for awards will be eligible for multi-year funding based on upon satisfactory documentation of positive performance. 

Funds for individual artists will be distributed based on a separate application process which can be found here

Contact Information

For all inquiries about this grant opportunity, please contact Lindsay Akens Glass, Director of Engagement & Capacity, at

Financial support for nonprofit arts and cultural organizations impacted by the pandemic.

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