By Diane Williams, MAC Grants Director
As MAC’s Grants Director, I want all of our constituents to be successful when applying for grants. To reduce paperwork and streamline the process for our grant applicants, MAC acquired eGRANT, a new online application system, in 2017. While we believe this change was in the best interest of those we serve, a learning curve is expected in any transition. Below are a few best practices to keep in mind when applying for MAC grants:
- It is important that you do NOT wait until the last minute to apply.
- Visit ms.gov and review information on how to apply for the application that you are interested in.
- Watch the videos on the MAC website that provide a virtual tour of the application registration and process.
- If this is your first time applying, please contact the MAC office to discuss your project.
- Please know your zip code+4 so that you can look up your House, Senate and Congressional districts (That’s the hardest part of any of MAC’s grant applications.)
- Once you register in eGRANT, take time to review each aspect of the application process so that you can return with any documentation that you may need to upload.
- Please pay attention to how you or your organization is referenced in the eGRANT Individual artists should not list their performance name or business. Organizations must list a contact for the applicant and a different contact for the primary contact, which we refer to as the authorizing official.
Most importantly, please contact us with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!