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File #: 21-0694    Name: Consideration of a Fiscal Year 2022 Grant Application to the Virginia Commission for the Arts for a Creative Community Partnership Grant
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/27/2021 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 2/23/2021 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a Fiscal Year 2022 Grant Application to the Virginia Commission for the Arts for a Creative Community Partnership Grant for the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM


DATE: FEBRUARY 17, 2021

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Consideration of a Fiscal Year 2022 Grant Application to the Virginia Commission for the Arts for a Creative Community Partnership Grant for the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.
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ISSUE: Consideration of a Fiscal Year 2022 grant application to the Virginia Commission for the Arts (VCA) for funding in the amount of $4,500 for the Creative Community Partnerships Grant.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

(1) Authorize the submission of a grant application in the amount of $4,500 to the
Virginia Commission for the Art's Creative Community Partnership Grant Program. The grant application deadline is April 1, 2021.; and

(2) Authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents that may be
required.

BACKGROUND: For Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, the City is seeking $4,500, the current maximum permitted in the VCA's Creative Community Partnership Grant category. Through the Creative Community Partnership Grant Program, the VCA will match funds up to $4,500 to local arts organizations who are awarded an arts' grant from the City of Alexandria in FY 2022. Independent town, city, and county governments are eligible to apply for funding in this category.

The City has received the maximum funding in this grant program from the Virginia Commission for the Arts for the past 41 years. The Alexandria Commission for the Arts (ACA) advises the Office of the Art's staff on funding appropriations to grant applicants and fully endorses the application submission.

DISCUSSION: The City ...

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