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See the City of Austin's Guidelines for the Nexus Grant
This document has additional details for the grant programs run by the Cultural Arts Division: Thrive, Nexus, and Elevate. In it, you will find information that pertains broadly to all three programs. This includes (but is not limited to) details on funding sources, eligible activites and expenses, panel processes, contractual requirements, and a glossary of terms.
This is a fillable document available for you to use as a template while completing the narrative questions in the Nexus application.
This resource offers a Before Application FAQ, a copy of the Nexus Eligibility Quiz, a breakdown of each section of the application, details on the scored application questions, and information on all required supporting documents.
This is a fillable contract required for all applications using a Fiscal Sponsor for the Nexus Grant.
What is a Fiscal Sponsor? What should I look for in a Fiscal Sponsor? What are the requirements for Fiscal Sponsors in the Submittable Grant Platform?
Posting your Event to the Visit Austin Site is required of all HOT grant programs. This guide was developed by City of Austin Staff to help you navigate the submission process.
This guide aims to provide helpful tips and insights to assist you in crafting a successful grant application. It is generalized for all the grant programs administered by Create Austin (The Long Center) and run by the Economic Development Department.
Often its not just one person who contributes to a grant application. Whether you are using a Fiscal Sponsor, hiring a grant writer, getting help from your bandmates, or you have a development department - knowing who needs to be the primary account holder in Submittable is important.
State Statues aren't often the most rivetting read, but they are the legal foundation of all the HOT Grant Programs. Its here as a resource for anyone who wants to take a peak at what all these programs tie back to.

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