CCFF Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced yesterday that the Capital City Film Festival (CCFF) is one of only 163 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Challenge America grant. CCFF is awarded a $10,000 grant to support the fifth annual festival, taking place April 9-12, 2015 throughout Michigan’s Capital City.
NEA Chairman Jane Chu said, “I’m pleased to be able to share the news of our support through Challenge America including the award to the Capital City Film Festival in Michigan. The arts foster value, connection, creativity and innovation for the American people and these recommended grants demonstrate those attributes and affirm that the arts are part of our everyday lives.”
The NEA Challenge America category supports projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. The NEA received 347 eligible Challenge America applications and awarded 163 grants for a total of $1.63 million. CCFF is the sole organization in Lansing to receive funding from the NEA for the 2015 fiscal year. For a complete listing of projects, please visit the NEA website at www.arts.gov.