Cultural Diversity Program (CDP)

Program Details

Purpose/Use: Eligible not-for-profit organizations, whose primary mission is cultural, and d​evelops and sustains the cultures, arts, and artists that are rooted in, and reflective of, the cultural heritage and traditions of the community; and whose principal office address, as recorded in the Secretary of State's Office, is in Broward County, and must have operated in their respective discipline(s) in Broward County for a minimum of one (1) uninterrupted year immediately preceding the date of application, and provided services in Broward County for a minimum of six months in the preceding year, and a governing board, at least 50% of whom reside in Broward County, which meets regularly and operates under a set of bylaws.

Applicants for first year funding must provide a copy of the organization's application for tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Applicants for subsequent year's funding shall include an IRS temporary status letter or designation letter with their application.

Funds may be used for reimbursable program expenses associated with the organization’s total program or for specific projects. This program may award funding on a multi-year (up to 5 years) basis. The aim of multi-year funding is to maintain quality programming while assisting the organization in developing its own artistic, management and financial capacities. Technical assistance is a required component of all CDP awardees. Through a series of consultations, workshops, and meetings, awardees are expected to develop their organizations in order to build their capacities.

Matching Funds: Not required in the first or second year. In years four (4) and five (5), applicant should provide a one-to-one match for the incentive funds.

Award Size:On a funds-available basis, awards between $5,100 - $25,000 annually up to five years.

Program Application Workshop: September 5, 2017 • 2PM & 6PM
Main Library • Cybrary Computer Lab — 7th Floor • 100 S. Andrews Ave. • Fort Lauderdale

Application Deadline:  October 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM  

Workshops and Deadlines

Panel Review:  December 6, 2017 at 3 PM, Main Library Bienes Museum Ceremonial Room

Application Deadline: October 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM Written Appeals Deadline:  
December 20, 2017 at 4:30 PM
Panel Orientation: November 2, 2017 at 11 a.m.
(prior to BCC)
Appeals Meeting:
February 1, 2018 at the BCC Meeting


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Contact Info


Cultural Division, 100 South Andrews Avenue, 6th Floor, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1829 
Jim Shermer, Grants Administrator, 954-357-7502   

Access Policy Statement
Broward Cultural Council and grant panel review meetings are open to the public. If you would like to attend an open meeting and have a disability which requires access accommodations, please contact our office at least 48 hours prior to the meeting date.

This is a summary of programs offered by Broward County through Broward Cultural Division. Other guideline requirements apply. Interested applicants should request a copy of the guidelines and application forms for a program to receive complete information on how to apply. Guidelines are available in our "Forms" section or a printed version will be sent upon request.