General Operating Support (GOS) Grants


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GOS GRANTS

The FY24/FY25 grant applications were available through March 10, 2023. If you received GOS last year or the year before, you should re-apply for FY24/25. General Operating Support (GOS) grants are offered every other year. The state of Utah fiscal year begins July 1st, the name of the fiscal year aligns with the last day of that year (e.g. FY24 is from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024).

GOS grants are for Utah-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or government agencies that are:

  • Arts organizations - organizations with a primarily arts-based mission.
  • Museums - Art & non-art museums with a physical location in Utah that are open to the public and maintain an active collection
  • Designated Local Arts Agencies - (through the Division of Arts & Museums) that function as a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit organization, government agency, or a hybrid of the two.
How Do We Apply for GOS funds?

Organizations may choose to apply through either the full or simplified application. Deciding which application to use is based on budget and expected grant award amount. The new, simplified application is primarily for organizations with budgets $30,000 or less, or organizations with budgets over $30K that historically receive modest grant awards ($6,000). Organizations with annual total revenue of less than $5,000 must apply for a UA&M Project grant which will open in April.

The Utah Arts & Museums team has worked with grantees, a task force of the Arts & museums Advisory Boards, and UA&M subject matter experts to refine the grants process. The guidelines provide important details about the applications.

General Operating Support Application Guidelines>

SIMPLIFIED General Operating Support Guidelines>

How do I access the application form?

You may access the application through our online grant portal. You will need a portal account to access our grant applications. If you do not have one, please submit a new user request through the portal or contact the grants staff. Creation of an account can take up to two days.

Where can I find the budget sheet?

Be sure to use the FY24/FY25 GOS budget form. Other budget forms will not be accepted. 

Note: In order to provide more transparency in our grant process, we are including the scoring rubrics that will be used by GOS review panelists. You may refer to these rubrics as you are completing your application. GOS Scoring Rubric  |  Simplified GOS Scoring Rubric


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