Only California-based non-profit organizations with tax-exempt status or state/municipal public agencies such as arts councils, schools, universities, tribal governments, or libraries may apply for the CDP NextGen grant. Individuals and organizations lacking tax exempt status may not apply directly for funding but can apply under the auspices of a fiscal sponsor. Eligible applicant organizations and project directors must:
Be in good standing with California Humanities (e.g., without unfulfilled reporting requirements), if a previous grant recipient.
Not have an open grant or application under consideration or submit more than one application per California Humanities deadline, unless acting as a California Humanities-approved, multi-application fiscal sponsor or a college, university, public library system, or arts council.