Rescue Funds

Assembly is currently working with Cuyahoga County to develop an equitable model to distribute ARPA rescue funds to creative workers and businesses. More information will be posted here as it becomes available. Sign up to receive emails as news unfolds and applications become available. Read more below.

Cuyahoga County ARPA Allocations

Cuyahoga County has proposed an allocation of $3.3 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds to help bolster the creative economy, County Executive Armond Budish and County Council President Pernel Jones, Jr. recently announced.

The relief funding was secured through a collaborative effort of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) and Assembly for the Arts.

Following approval by County Council, funds will be evenly divided between CAC and Assembly for the Arts. CAC will develop guidelines for distribution to eligible CAC nonprofit grant recipients that have a primary mission of arts and culture. Assembly will similarly develop guidelines for distribution to arts-related small businesses and creative workers.