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GFO Request for Funding (RFF) Applications

GFO Request for Funding (RFF) Applications


Overview - Request for Funding (RFF) Applications

MSAC uses a staggered, three-year application cycle to review GFO applications.  During the two years in which an organization is not required to submit a FULL Application, organizations will submit a Request for Funding (RFF) application and will not go through the panel evaluation process.  This process is explained in detail in the FY 2020 Grant Guidelines.

Organizations in the following artistic categories will submit a Request for Funding (RFF) application for the upcoming FY 2020 grant cycle*:

  • Children's Events
  • Literary Arts
  • Multi-discipline A
  • Music A1 and A2
  • Music C
  • Visual Arts/Media A and B

Definitions of all artistic categories are available here.

*Please note:  There are a number of circumstances in which MSAC may require FULL applications from organizations assigned to the categories above for the upcoming FY 2020 grant cycle.  Returning applicants to the GFO program will receive multiple notifications throughout the grant cycle with instructions and verification regarding the application they should submit.  If you have questions about your application status, contact MSAC.




Application Template



Request for Funding (RFF) is now open. The deadline is December 15, 2019.

Grantee Requirements

  • Smart Simple (  MSAC utilizes the internet-based Smart Simple system to accept GFO grant applications electronically. View information about Smart Simple in the FY21 GFO Grant Guidelines.

  • Reports.  Grants for Organizations' Grantees must file interim and final reports, both narrative and financial, by the specified deadlines. Necessary reporting methods will be provided by MSAC in ample time to meet deadlines. Failure to report may jeopardize any future grant being received by the organization and may result in the organization being required to repay grant funds. Log into your account to access the reports.

  • Crediting MSACView the Recognition Guidelines for ensuring proper credit to MSAC.