St. Johns County Arts for All GRANT Program

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the St. Johns Cultural Council (SJCC) are providing funds for the St. Johns County Arts for All (AFA) Grant Program. AFA grants provide between $5,000 and $10,000 to arts, culture, and heritage organizations with annual revenues of less than $200,000, and up to $5,000 for individual artists. Grant projects can be of any art discipline and must take place in St. Johns County, FL during the grant period.

The goal of the AFA Grant Program is to improve funding for arts programming that is primarily for the benefit of County residents as part of the Cultural Council’s mission to ensure that the lives of both residents and visitors are enriched through art, culture, history, and heritage. Priority will be given to projects from rural, poor, minority, and/or underserved communities in the County but artists and organizations throughout the County are encouraged to apply.

The first round of applications closed on November 15, 2023. A second application cycle will open in early Summer 2024, date TBD.

If you are considering applying for the 2nd application cycle, please review the AFA Grant Guidelines prior to applying.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to view the Arts for All Applicant Webinar video prior to submitting an application. Please register here to receive a link to the webinar.

Applicants must meet basic eligibility requirements included in the AFA Guidelines at the time of application. All awardees must comply with the policies and legal requirements of the National Endowment for the Arts General Terms and Conditions, including the requirement that organizations having a account and a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI). For more information on the SAM UEI, visit

All proposed projects must occur in St. Johns County within the grant period.

Please email [email protected] with any questions.

additional Support & information

Grant Writing Support

General AFA Grant application training will be available via video beginning September 15, 2023, with links to the videos posted to this webpage when they are available.

Individual appointments for additional assistance with grants will be available between one month to six weeks prior to the application deadline. A link to register for individual assistance appointments will provided after viewing the applicant webinar and beginning an application.

​​Technical Review

After an application is submitted, SJCC staff review each application to ensure compliance with Grant Guidelines within one week after the application period closes. SJCC staff will contact applicants if additional information is needed.

Grant Scoring and Awards

Within one month of the application deadline, applications will be scored by a Grant Panel made up of local arts, culture, and heritage leaders from St. Johns County.

Grant award announcements will be made within six weeks of the application deadline. The grant period for the second application cycle will begin when the grant award is made, with projects ending no later than June 1, 2025.

Grantee Requirements

All grantees are required to submit interim and final reports, unless you complete your project in full by June 30, 2024, in which case, only a final report will be required.

All awardees must comply with the policies and legal requirements of the NEA General Terms and Conditions.

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