Arts & History 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 FY2023 grant cycle, we plan to have one round only for projects that occur between October 1, 2022 and September 30, 2023. 

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 Jennifer Yribar 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 two in-person Grant Information Sessions and one virtual session via ZOOM

  • In-person Grant Information Session, Global Lounge Commons, Saturday, April 30, 2022, 1-2 p.m.
  • Virtual Grant Information Session, via ZOOM, Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 12-1 p.m.
  • In-person Grant Information Session, Main Library, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 12-1 p.m.

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: Why do you have to take a year off from applying if you receive a grant three years in a row (starting in the FY2020 cycle):

A: We have an ever-growing pool of applicants and want to make sure new applicants have a fair chance at receiving a grant award. If our grant funding grows, we may revisit this policy.

Q: What happens if Covid-19 restrictions develop that 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 2022.

Q: Can I get feedback on my application?

A: You can request a draft review from Amy Fackler 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 Amy Fackler.

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

A: Please contact Amy Fackler, Grants Program Manager.