Apply for a Harnett County Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program Sub-grant - The Harnett County Arts Council is currently accepting applications for the Grassroots Arts Program Sub-grants. 
The sub-grants are made possible by the North Carolina Arts Council. Harnett County received more than $35,000 in grant funding in 201516, which funded arts programs across Harnett County in the form of plays, concerts, school programs and a survey of traditional arts in Harnett County. Grassroots Arts Program funds may be used for expenditures to conduct quality arts programs or operate an arts organization. Grant amounts range from $500 and up, and may be used for program expenses such as professional artists’ fees and travel, space rental, advertising, marketing and publicity, website and electronic media, scripts, costumes, sets, props, music and equipment rental, as well as operating expenses for qualified art organizations not already receiving operating support from the N.C. Arts Council. Eligible organizations must have been in operation for at least a year. Nonprofit 501(c)3 status is preferred. Organizations must operate and carry out projects within Harnett County and projects must take place between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017. For a Grassroots Sub-grant application along with application guidelines, email Brian Haney at bhaney@harnett.org or call (910) 8146892. Applications are due September 23, 2016, and must be mailed to the Town of Angier, Attn: Grassroots Sub-grant, P.O. Box 278, Angier, NC 27501. For more information on the Grassroots Arts Program Sub-grants, email ecmealor@ncdcr.gov.  Grassroots Arts Program money may not be used for the following kinds of expenditures:
•Art, music, and dance therapists
•Artifacts
•Purchase artwork
•Purchase equipment or art supplies
•Capital expenditures or equipment
•Contingency funds
•Deficit reduction
•Fundraising events
•Food or beverages for hospitality or entertainment functions
•School band activities or equipment
•School choral activities
•Lobbying expenses
•Oral history and history projects
•Tuition for academic study
•Interest on loans, fines, or litigation costs
Matching Requirement - All subgrantees must match their grant amounts dollar for dollar. The funds must come from other public or private sources. Other N.C. Arts Council funds cannot be used as a match.

Apply for a Walmart Community Grant - The 2016 grant cycle begins February 1, 2016 and the application deadline to apply is December 31, 2016. An application may be submitted at any time during this funding cycle. Awarded grants range from $250 to $
2,500 and more information is available on the http://giving.walmart.com/walmart-foundation/community-grant-program website.


Apply for a Bright Ideas Grant
- This mini-grant program designed to reward innovative, creative teaching ideas. Teachers who are interested in applying for one of the grants may visit www.ncbrightideas.com to complete an application online. Teachers can apply for up to $2,000 per grant from South River EMC. Central Electric Membership Corporation also participates.  The 2016-17 application period ends September 23, 2016.