One of the most important programs of the Charles County Arts Alliance (CCAA) is our Arts Grants Program. It has been the focal point of our organization ever since we were founded in 1987. Arts Grants have been awarded annually since then and to date, our CCAA grant contributions have totaled over $900,000 to deserving nonprofit organizations and schools in Charles County to enhance their planned programs, project, events, and activities. In FY 2024, the CCAA awarded over $103,000 in grants to 15 organizations, 22 schools and the Charles County Board of Education.

Grant season for Fiscal Year 2024 is closed! Choose from the links below to download your grant application:

Our Grant program is a very competitive process, and decisions are made based upon the submission of a formal grant application, rating and ranking by the CCAA Grant Committee, and final review and approval by the CCAA Board of Directors. In all applications, the applicant organization must provide a cash match for any grant funds being requested, on a 1:1, 2:1, 3:1 or 4:1 basis, depending upon the grant amount being requested. Grants are reviewed on the basis of three main criteria:

  • Artistic merit
  • Fiscal accountability
  • Service to the community

The CCAA Grant Committee is chaired by a member of the CCAA Board of Directors and includes additional Board members and members of the local community. Grant panel members must file a written disclosure form listing all their arts-related affiliations in advance to avoid any conflict of interest. The FY 2025 CCAA Arts Grants schedule will be released in August 2024.

FY 2023 CCAA Community Arts Development Grant Recipients

Charles County Department of Community Services Aging and Senior Programs

Charles County Public Library

Charles County Public Schools

Charles County Youth Orchestra

Chesapeake Choral Arts Society

Children’s Voices of Southern Maryland

Friends of Chapman State Park, Inc

Ivy and Pearls of Southern Maryland Community Charities

Korean American Cultural Arts Foundation

Life Journeys Writers Guild

Mattawoman Creek Art Center

Music Teachers Association of Charles County

Nanjemoy Community Center

National Association of American African Dance Teachers

Neighborhood Creative Arts Center

Port Tobacco Players