Arts & History Grants

FY2020 A&H Grant Recipient i48, Photo by Brooke Burton

The City of Boise’s Arts & History Grant program funds quality arts, history or cultural projects that benefit people living in Boise city limits. Follow along using #AHgrant.



Arts & History Grant Program

The Department of Arts & History awards funding annually to support people in established and emerging cultural fields with projects designed to benefit Boise residents.

The Grant Program operates on a yearly cycle by fiscal years.

Current Grant Cycle (Fiscal Year 2020)

If you are a current Fiscal Year 2020 Grant recipient and the COVID-19 outbreak has affected your event or project plans, please be assured staff will support and work with you during this challenging journey. Please contact the Grants Manager with questions, concerns, and updates.

*Note: Due to concerns with the coronavirus/ COVID-19, all city-sponsored public programming and public outreach have been cancelled until further notice. CLICK HERE to find ways to support our cultural community, including through attending virtual events. 

GRANT TIMELINE (Fiscal Year 2021)

The Arts & History Grants will be awarded in two rounds. Round 1 applications were open between June 1 - June 30, 2020 for projects occurring between October 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021.  The second round will be open between October 1 - 30, 2020 for projects occurring between April 1 - September 30, 2021.

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Round 1

Round 2

Application Window

June 1 – June 30, 2020

October 1 – October 30, 2020

Project Period

October 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021

April 1 – September 30, 2021

Funds Available

$66,500 for grant awards ranging from $1,000-5,000

$83,500 for grant awards ranging from $1,000-5,000

Quick Links

Grant Info & Criteria (FY2021)  
Grant Application Training via ZOOM (October 1, 2020 at 12 p.m.)
Grant Program FAQs
ZoomGrants Application (Open October 1-30, 2020)

Apply via ZoomGrants™

ZoomGrants Tutorial 1 (General)
ZoomGrants Tutorial 2 (Uploading Files)
ZoomGrants HELP & FAQs

Additional Grant Program Information

Grant Review Process
Current and Past Arts & History Grant Recipients
Grant Guide - General Tips When Applying for Grants

Other Grant Opportunities