Arts a priority in S.C.’s CARES Act Phase 2 funding
An alert from the S.C. Arts Alliance
Today (September 23), the Legislature adopted H.3210, the state’s CARES Act Phase 2 funding allocation.
If you’ve been following the SCAA blog, you know that while both the House and Senate versions had a “nonprofit grant program,” only the House version put the arts as a priority service area for those grants. A conference committee (3 House members and 3 Senators) was appointed to work out the differences between the two versions of the bill, and they adopted their compromise yesterday, on Sept. 22. That Conference Committee Report was then adopted by both the House and Senate today and is on the way to the governor for his signature.
Where did the arts land in all of this? In the best position possible.
Here’s the shortlist:
- Arts INCLUDED as a priority nonprofit service area.
- Arts Commission given a seat on the grant panel.
- Grants of $2,500-50,000