You were awarded a grant - now let people know about it!
A great way to let folks know about your achievement is through a press release. Below is a sample press release that you can tailor to fit your needs. You can also pitch a feature story to the local media once your project is up and running.
You may also want to include a quote from your state Senator and Representative, or other local elected officials. It's a great way to inform them of your award and to ask if they could provide some support to you. They might comment on how public support enables your organization to leverage private funds to reach new audiences, foster community development, provide the highest quality programming, or develop models for integrating the arts into the curriculum.
Please acknowledge the role of your Colorado Creative Industries Grant in your press release.
Sample press release about Colorado Creative Industries Grant
Organization Contact Name
Contact Telephone Number
For Immediate Release
(Name of your organization or school) has received a matching grant of $______ from Colorado Creative Industries (CCI), a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. This grant was awarded through CCI’s ________ Program and will support (summarize).
State grants are awarded through a competitive process. This grant signifies that (name of your organization or school) provides a high-level of quality in its programs, community service and administrative ability. [Describe in more detail the public programs and the number of individuals who will be served by this grant/your organization, as well as the amount of private dollars this grant leverages.]
[Quote from legislator: Draft a quote for them to review and approve.]