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Cultural Coalition 2020 COVID-19 Grant Waiver Updates

This email was sent on June 19, 2020, to all 2020 Cultural Coalition of Washington County Grant Award Recipients.  If you are not a 2020 grant award recipient, you can ignore this information.  If you have any questions, please contact Jodi Nielsen with the contact information listed below.

Dear 2020 Cultural Coalition of Washington County Grant Award Recipient,

The Oregon Cultural Trust and each County Cultural Coalition throughout the state understands that many cultural organizations and cultural workers are experiencing difficult times during the COVID-19 health crisis. We want you to know that we are all in this together and we will do all in our power to support you.

Please take a moment to read through this entire message concerning your current 2020 Cultural Coalition of Washington County (CCWC) grant award.

We know that many of your 2020 grant funded projects had activities scheduled for the spring or in the near future, and that you may be rescheduling or modifying those timelines. Please click on this link to find a fillable 2020 Coalition Grant Amendment Waiver Request Form with instructions on how to submit change information to us. Please contact the Coalition Coordinator, Jodi Nielsen or call 503-846-3235 if you have any questions.

Project Activity Rescheduling – change in timing

If your project has activities that need to be rescheduled please update the CCWC with the changes using the fillable waiver form (link is above). Describe the changes with a revised timeline and describe any budget revisions for review by your County Coalition coordinator. We understand that it might take some time to reschedule; update us when you are able or by the deadline of September 1, 2020.

Project Modifications – project activity changes

If you would like to propose significant changes to your project – such as changing from a face to face public program to a virtual public program with the same intended audience – please describe the proposed changes and a corresponding budget and submit the details in the fillable waiver form (link is above) for review by your County Coalition coordinator. The original application was reviewed by a panel in a competitive process. Project changes should be connected to the original project for which you applied.

Project Grant Period – request for timeline extension or final report extension

Let your Coalition coordinator know if your revised project falls outside the original 2020 current grant period of January 1 to December 31, 2020. The Coalition coordinator will review all submitted revised project timeline extension requests and/or final report extension requests.

Cancelled Project Activities

If you are cancelling your project or part of it, please notify your Coalition Coordinator as soon as possible, Jodi Nielsen or call 503-846-3235.

The Cultural Coalition coordinator will work with the Oregon Cultural Trust to review the proposed changes and may request more information or clarification. Projects with approved changes may receive a waiver and/or an amended contract.

Thank you,

Melissa Moore, Chair
Cultural Coalition of Washington County

Jodi Nielsen, Coordinator
Cultural Coalition of Washington County

Aili Schreiner, Trust Manager
Oregon Cultural Trust