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LOCAL ASSOCIATION GRANTS The MTNA Foundation Fund awards grants to MTNA local affiliates for projects that provide educational opportunities for students and teachers. To take advantage of this benefit, affiliates must review their constitutions for compliance with Code Section 501(c)(3) requirements, have federal ID number and submit a letter authorizing the national organization to include them on MTNAs "group exemption roster."
Local and State Affiliate Services M TNA has more than 500 local affiliates throughout the country. Among other things, local associations provide special educational programming, festivals and opportu- nities to meet new friends with common interests. MTNA offers its local associations various programs and services to support its music teachers and their students. GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE LOCAL ASSOCIATION GRANTS MTNA offers general liability insurance coverage for every The MTNA FOUNDATION FUND awards grants to MTNA local MTNA-affiliated state and local association. Every state and affiliates for projects that provide educational opportunities local association is covered under this policy for an unlimit- for students and teachers. Grants are also given for projects ed number of events at no cost to any individual associa- that support the promotion of music in the local associa- tion. MTNA has agreed to pay the cost of this premium. tion’s community. Matching grants are available for estab- This agreement does not cover individuals. lished associations and start-up grants are available for associations in the process of being formed. ASCAP MUSIC LICENSING In 1997, MTNA entered into a blanket licensing agree- 501(C)(3) GROUP EXEMPTION ment with the American Society of Composers, Authors, State and local affiliates may apply for 501(c)(3) status and Publishers (ASCAP). This agreement covers the licensing through MTNA’s group exemption process. fees of all public per
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