Broward County, Florida
Skip navigation links
About Us
Arts Education
Public Art
Skip navigation links
Manage Your Grant
Arts Calendar
April 29, 2014
April 30, 2014
Coop Marketing
Cooperative Marketing Program
Cultural Diversity Program (CDP)
Broward County > Cultural Home > Funding > Programs > Cultural Diversity Program (CDP)


Program Details

Purpose/Use: Eligible not-for-profit organizations, whose primary mission is cultural, and develops 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 11, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Application Deadline:  October 15, 2013 on, or before, 11:59PM  

Workshops and Deadlines

     Panel Review:  December 4, 3 PM, Main Library

Application Deadline: October 15, 2013 at 11:59 PM Written Appeals Deadline:  
December 18 2013, 4:30 PM 
Panel Orientation: November 7, 11:00 AM
(prior to BCC)
Appeals Meeting:
February 6, 2014 at the BCC Meeting


To resume work on a previously started online application, click link below:

Required Plug-ins: PDF icon  Adobe® Reader® 

Contact Info

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

Americans with Disabilities Act

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. 


Top of page