In Fall 2021, Chorus America will launch a new Music Education Partnerships Grants program designed to support collaborations between community choruses and schools during the 2022-23 school year. This regranting program, made possible by a new funding partnership, will fund projects designed to increase access to choral music education for K-9th grade students and promote non-arts learning and cultural literacy, all while upholding the principles of access, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
In the program’s inaugural year, Chorus America will provide $900,000+ to 40 grant partners across four regions that are focuses for the funding partnership (see below for details on these regions):
- British Columbia & the Pacific Northwest
- Central Appalachia
- Upper Midwest
In addition to funding, Chorus America will also offer a robust peer learning experience for the grant partner cohort, including virtual convenings and participation in the 2022 and 2023 Chorus America conferences.
2 different categories of funding will be available in each region:
- Early-Design Projects ($15,000 grants)
- Established Projects ($30,000 - $50,000 grants)
Application Details Coming this Fall - Sign Up to Learn More!
More details, including application requirements, funding guidelines, review phases and timeline, the scoring rubric(s), and guiding definitions will be published in early October 2021. Please visit this page for program updates as they become available. Choruses who would like to receive more information as it becomes available can sign up through this online form.
- Grant guidelines & details published: Early-Mid October 2021
- Application opens: November 15, 2021
- Applications due: January 28, 2022
- Applications will be reviewed: February-May 2022
- Funding decisions announced: Late May 2022
- Funding is for projects occurring during the 2022-23 school year.
Details on Grant Regions
Choruses that have plans to partner with K-9 schools during the 2022-23 school year in the following regions are encouraged to apply.
- British Columbia & the Pacific Northwest: Includes the Canadian province of British Columbia, and the following US states: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
- Central Appalachia: As defined by the Appalachian Regional Commission. More info here. Includes Eastern Kentucky, Western North Carolina, Southeastern Ohio, Eastern Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and West Virginia.
- Southwest: Includes US states: Arizona, New Mexico, and Southern California
- Upper Midwest: Includes US states: Iowa, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin