Welcome to eGRANT!
The application deadline for Minigrants to individual artists and organizations is November 1, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. The deadline for all other grants/applications is March 1, 2017 (that process will be available February 1, 2017).
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Starting with the November 1st Minigrant deadline, there is a new system for the MAC online grant application process. Please follow the directions below to access the registration and applications. MAC encourages ALL of its applications to apply using the new eGRANT system.
Mississippi Arts Commission
Required Grantee Registration and Grant Application Process
For the State of Mississippi's MAGIC System
(Please read this information in its entirety before registering or applying for a MAC grant)
The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) is participating in a new online grant application process that is part of the State of Mississippi's MAGIC (Mississippi Accountability System for Government Information and Collaboration) system. The system requires grant applicants to register prior to submitting an application.
Individual artists and nonprofit organizations who have received grant funding from MAC over the last two years are already registered in the system. They will need to contact the MMRS (Mississippi Management and Reporting System) Customer Service Call Center at (601) 359-1343 for assistance or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in receiving their login and password for the system. To check whether or not you or your organization is registered, go to the Department of Finance and Administration's vendor page (www.dfa.ms.gov/dfa-offices/mmrs/mississippi-suppliers-vendors/) and click on the "MAGIC Vendor Information" link in the top half o fthe page to search for your name or organizaiton.
If you are a first-time grant applicant, you must register in the state as a grantee/vendor before applying. Go to the DFA vendor page and click on: www.dfa.ms.gov/dfa-offices/mmrs/mississippi-suppliers-vendors/. Click on "State of Mississippi Supplier Registration." halfway down the page to complete your registration. Instructions on how to register as a grant applicant can be found online through the eLearning Course* (instructions start on Page 11):
*If the course does not automatically begin, select "Launch Course" as indicated.
Once you have registered in the system, you will receive your login and temporary password by email. Sign into the state system at: https://portal.magic.ms.gov/irj/portal, choose a permanent password and begin your application.
To apply for either a Minigrant to Individual Artists or Minigrant to Organizations, it will be important that you do not wait until the deadline (November 1, 2016) to go online and apply. To start the application process, visit the following website to sign in:
NOTE:Not all web browsers currently have full functionality with the MAGIC system. You should use the following versions of web browsers while in the MAGIC sysstem:
- Internet Explorer Version 10
- Mozilla Firefox, Version 46
- Google Chrome, Version 48
- Version 10.9 - Mavericks
- Version 10.10 - Yosemite
- Version 10.11 - El Capitan
The link to the instructions on how to complete the application can be found on the MAC website at:
Please note: The new system will time out after a short period of inactivity and the system does not allow you to save your work and come back to complete it. You should first access a paper copy of the application on the MAC website to draft the pertinent information that you may need more time to complete and then you can complete the online process with that information. Visit the MAC website pages for the Artist Minigrant and Minigrant for Organizations to review the full guidelines before beginning an application.
www.arts.ms.gov/grants/artist-minigrant.php (for artists)
www.arts.ms.gov/grants/for-organizations.php (for nonprofit organizations)
Once you complete the registration and you are ready to apply for the grant, you will then go to the new MAGIC eGRANT website: https://portal.magic.ms.gov/irj/portal. DO NOT SIGN IN HERE.
For questions and concerns about the new process, contact Diane Williams, Director of Grants at email@example.com or (601) 359-6529. If you need assistance with the registration or portal, please contact Customer Service Call Center at (601) 359-1343 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The process is closed for all other grants. Visit the MAC website (www.arts.ms.gov) to learn about Project and Operating Grants, Fellowships, Apprenticeships and the MAC Artist Roster and Teaching Artist Roster. The process for any of these opportunities will open February 1, 2017 with a deadline of March 1, 2017.
Final Report forms for Fiscal Year 2017 grants (awarded after July 1, 2016) are now available. All final reports for current year grants should be submitted within 30 days of completing the project or by no later than May 15, 2017 after which time the eGrant system will be closed. If your project date extends through June 30, 2017, contact Diane Williams (601) 359-6529 / email@example.com if you need to get into the online eGrant system to complete your final report after May 15, 2017.
If you are a first-time applicant, please visit (www.arts.ms.gov) and review the grant guidelines and sample forms before starting an application in eGRANT. Contact MAC if you have any questions about the eligibility of your project before submitting an application.