Manitou Arts, Culture, and Heritage Board (MACH)
MACH Grant Applications Being Accepted Through January 3, 2024
The Manitou Arts, Culture and Heritage Board is accepting grant applications for 2024.
Applicants may submit their funding requests between now and Jan. 3, 2024, after which the board will evaluate submissions, learn the exact amount of available funding from 2023 MACH tax revenues, and make grant recommendations for Manitou Springs City Council approval.
As set up in the MACH tax initiative approved by voters in November 2019, two-thirds of grant funds will go to designated Tier 1 entities: Carnegie Library, Hiawatha Gardens, Manitou Art Center, Manitou Springs Heritage Center and the Miramont Castle Museum. The other third will be directed towards Tier 2 competitive grants, available to residents, nonprofits, businesses and others to assist in programs and events for the benefit of Manitou Springs.
Last year, MACH funds produced about $480,000 in grants — with $323,400 going to the Tier 1 recipients and $157,514 for Tier 2 grants.
Grant applicants can access the online application form at https://bit.ly/MACHGrants. You will have the option to set up a personal login, allowing you to work on and save unfinished applications until they are ready to be officially submitted.
Grant requests of $750 or less, designated as “mini-grants”, will complete a simpler form that does not require a detailed budget. Applications for more than $750 must also include a budget of projected revenues and expenses.
Any individuals or nonprofits who received MACH grants last year must turn in 2023 project completion reports before being considered for 2024 grants.
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|Marcus Medina||Board Member|
|Neale Minche||Board Member|
|Kinsey Watts||Board Member|
|Wren Almitra||Board Member|
|Eli Blackshear||Board Member|
|Jason Wells||Alternate Member|
|Nancy Wilson||Alternate Member|
|Michelle Whetherhult||City Council Liaison|
|Rebecca Davis||Staff Liaison|