Arts & History Annual Grant Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I have a question about ZoomGrants - such as finding my user name and/or password for ZoomGrants. How can I find it?

A: Follow the instructions on this link from ZoomGrants (Arts & History staff cannot access your account information). The link also provides answers to many common ZoomGrants questions.

Q: How many grant rounds will you have this year?

A: For this FY2024 grant cycle, we plan to have one round only for projects that occur between October 1, 2023 and September 30, 2024. 

Q: Do you offer interpretation, translation or other accommodations?

A:  The Arts & History website translates into many different languages (right click or see the bottom right corner). Contact if you need additional services, such as for translation or accessibility challenges. Please allow at least 72 hours to process your request.

Q: Will you hold workshops this year?

A: We will have three in-person Grant Information Sessions and one virtual session via ZOOM.

  • May 2, 2023, 12-1 p.m. | Online via Zoom
  • May 4, 2023, 12-1 p.m. | Boise Public Library (Main) - Join Us
  • May 6, 2023, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. | Global Lounge Commons (3085 N Cole Rd, Ste 201) - Join Us
  • May 10, 2023, 6-7 p.m. | Global Lounge Commons (3085 N Cole Rd, Ste 201) - Join Us

View the Arts & History Event Calendar.

A recording will be available for later viewing. Please read through the Grant Guidelines and the Grant Criteria before attending or watching the training.  

Q: Is Garden City counted as City of Boise City Limits?

A: No. All projects with a venue must be within Boise City Limits. This requirement is because those who live within these boundaries provide the funds for the Arts & History Grant Program.

Q: Are there funding limitations?

A: Starting in the FY2024 cycle, individuals and organizations whose projects benefit people living in Boise city limits are eligible to apply for funding each year without restriction. 

Q: What happens if Covid-19 restrictions develop and affect my proposal?

A: Covid-19 has made planning more challenging than ever. We are hopeful that it will have less of an impact this year, but it is difficult to predict for certainty. For now, check these resources as you work through your project ideas:

We also advise having a backup plan in case new Covid-19 related restrictions develop. Should conditions change that affect an approved grant proposal, we will work with you to figure out options.

Q: Who reviews the grants?

A: The Grant Review team consists of (1) those approved through our Call for Grant Reviewers; (2) Arts & History Commission and Advisory Team members; (3) occasionally, those appointed who have expertise in a certain field. All grant reviewers are required to report and recuse themselves for review of a particular grant if they have a conflict of interest (a financial or personal relationship that could potentially bias their review).

Q: How and when will I be notified?

A: You will be notified by email from the address on your application by early September 2023.

Q: Can I get feedback on my application?

A: You can request a draft review from Tilley Bubb before you submit the grant as long as it is at least a week before the grants are due. When you are notified about whether or not you received the grant, you will be provided with some overall feedback. You can request more detailed feedback by contacting Tilley Bubb.

Q: Who do I contact for other questions about the Arts & History Grant Program?

A: Please contact Tilley Bubb, Interim Grants Manager.