Standards for Cultural Plans
Cultural Participation Grant funds may be awarded to any Oregon cultural coalition that operates under a cultural plan that has been approved by the Cultural Trust Board.
A cultural plan may be approved by the Cultural Trust Board if it has determined that a local cultural plan:
Identifies priorities and specific strategies for building public cultural participation across cultural disciplines and organizations. The strategies may include the involvement of partners outside of the cultural sector such as business organizations, schools and health and human service organizations;
Identifies annual benchmarks to determine the impact of grant funds; and
Specifies local leadership and governance for grant fund management and for ongoing planning and development of benchmarks.
Local cultural plans shall be broadly disseminated within each county or tribe. The local cultural plans shall be used to encourage public discussion, planning and collaboration among cultural entities and to stimulate County and Tribal cultural programs, including collaborations with other entities.
Grant funds received by a county or tribe shall be distributed locally as specified in the approved local cultural plan.
A portion of the grant funds received each fiscal year by a county or tribe may be used for costs associated with grant management, community technical assistance and accounting.
The Trust for Cultural Development Board shall allocate grant amounts for counties and tribes using a base amount, plus a per capita amount for each county or tribe that has adopted a cultural plan approved by the Trust for Cultural Development Board.