CERF+ emergency assistance is restricted to artists working craft disciplines who have had a career-threatening emergency.

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Please review CERF+’s eligibility guidelines before submitting an application.

Submit an Emergency Assistance Inquiry form if you have questions about eligibility or the assistance CERF+ has available.

You may submit an application via our secure online application or by mail using one of the printable applications below. We encourage you to use the secure online application, even if you must mail or fax some of your documentation. However, printing and reviewing the guidelines and the application before filling out the online application is helpful. Also, please note that the online application allows for attaching files or providing links to your supporting documentation and images.


CERF+’s secure online application for grants, loans and services (preferred application method)


CERF+’s guidelines, application and application checklist for grants, loans and services (PDF)

CERF+’s application checklist (PDF)


CERF+ Loan cash flow form (Excel spreadsheet - monthly or quarterly)


CERF+ Loan cash flow form (Google spreadsheet - monthly or quarterly to copy)