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 and our Calendar of Events is temporarily inactive. CLICK HERE to find ways to support our cultural community, including through attending virtual events. 

GRANTS NOW OPEN (Fiscal Year 2021)

The Arts & History Grants will be awarded in two rounds. The first round opens on June 1 and closes on June 30, 2020 for projects occurring between October 1, 2020 and March 30, 2021. This new date reflects a one-month delay in response to COVID-19 to ensure the entire grant process best serves potential applicants and Boise residents. The second round opens on October 7 and closes on November 5, 2020 for projects occurring between April 1 and September 30, 2021.

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Round One

Round Two

Application Window

June 1 – June 30, 2020

October 7 – November 5, 2020

Project Period

October 1, 2020 – March 30, 2021

April 1 – September 30, 2021

Funding Available

$75,000 for grant awards ranging from $1,000-5,000

$75,000 for grant awards ranging from $1,000-5,000

Quick Links

Grant Info & Criteria (FY2021)  
Grant Application Training (Recorded June 4, 2020)
Grant Program FAQs
ZoomGrants Application
 (Open June 1-30, 2020)

Apply via ZoomGrants™

ZoomGrants Tutorial 1 (General)
ZoomGrants Tutorial 2 (Uploading Files)
ZoomGrants 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