Grants and Loans

Types of Financial Support

Rapid relief: Emergency Grants

CERF+’s Emergency Grants are designed to provide immediate help to eligible craft artists after career-threatening emergencies.

The maximum potential Emergency Grant is $4,000.

The maximum potenital Emerging Professional Craft Artist Emergency Grant is $2,500. CERF+ loans and other CERF+ grants are not available to those qualifying for this grant program.

Note: If you receive a grant, you are required to report the money as income when filing your IRS tax form.

Career recovery: Emergency Recovery Loan

CERF+’s Emergency Recovery Loan is used by an eligible craft artist to re-establish, improve, or possibly expand his/her work capacity after an emergency.

The maximum potential Emergency Recovery Loan is $8,000.

No interest is charged and loans must be repaid within five years. To be considered for an Emergency Recovery Loan, applicants must answer all applicable application questions, provide a cash flow projection statement for the next 12 months as well a short, loan-related business plan.

 

Applicants may request a loan, grant or both.

 

Have questions about CERF+’s emergency relief assistance for professional craft artists? Complete our Emergency Assistance Inquiry form and we will contact you.

Photos (L-R): Les Snow delivers check to Jon Brooks, Kathleen Doyle in studio, Mark DelGuidice in studio