(1) Arts organizations, institutions, and community organizations are eligible to receive grants provided that each has or is in the process of obtaining IRS non-profit status as a public or private foundation.
(2) Grants may be made to duly organized "temporary" committees in support of projects determined to be in the best interest of the community at large. However, should such committees accrue profits from grant funded projects it must be returned to the Montana Arts Council unless the committee received IRS non-profit status within the fiscal year of the grant award.
(3) Each organization seeking General Support grants must present evidence of its non-profit status and a financial statement comparable to IRS Form 990.
(4) Individuals may not receive grants from the Montana Arts Council but are eligible to be contracted for professional services. Individuals may receive partial reimbursement for travel and per diem cost in accordance with Human Resource Assistance, Special Programs "B".
(5) Academic institutions and/or departments thereof are not eligible to receive grants for projects or programs which are, or clearly should be, part of their normal, educational function.
(6) Grants may not be awarded to academic institutions or individuals to underwrite or supplant tuition, fees, scholarships or other educational costs in projects that involve participation for academic credits or grades, unless written exception from the Montana Arts Council is provided.
(7) If the applicant for a Montana Arts Council grant is a representative of or is responsible to a "board, council, commission, etc.," a cover letter shall accompany the original application which contains the approval by signature of a quorum of such a body.
(8) No grant request will be considered which contains costs incurred from any previous grant agreement.