Network Organizational Development Grants support organizational development for Maryland A&E Districts, County Arts Agencies, and Folklife Network grantees, funding activities can range from strategic planning to website development to marketing campaigns.

Network Organizational Development Grants support organizational development activities beyond the scope of regular activities funded by other MSAC grants for eligible organizations. Organizational development is defined as any effort that supports the stability, visibility, and effectiveness of an organization. 

Eligible entities must:

  • Be an appointed management entity for a currently designated A&E District or a current grantee of the County Arts Development or Folklife Network program.
  • Have no past-due MSAC grant reports.
  • Have not received a Network Technical Assistance grant in the current cycle.

Before applying, eligible organizations should identify an organizational development project and schedule a meeting with relevant MSAC staff.

Contact MSAC staff for more information or application assistance.

After consulting with relevant MSAC staff, applicants complete an application in Smart Simple and provide the organizational development activity plan and budget. MSAC staff review and evaluate all applications. Staff assigned to evaluate applications will have content and technical expertise in the A&E District, County Arts Development, or Folklife Network program.

All MSAC grants are paid on the same timeline. To learn more, click here.

Grantees are required to submit a final report at the completion of the funded project. See grant guidelines for more information.