New York State Council on the Arts: Statewide Community Regrants Program

The New York State Council on the Arts (the Council or NYSCA) is seeking applications for its Statewide Community Regrants Program to preserve and expand the rich and diverse cultural resources that are and will become the heritage of New York’s citizens.

Donor Name: New York State Council on the Arts

State: New York

Counties: Broome County (NY), Chenango County (NY), Otsego County (NY)

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 02/01/2022

Grant Size: $5,000


NYSCA developed the Statewide Community Regrants program to ensure New York State’s cultural funding reached every part of the State. This program is funded in all 62 counties, and funds are regranted at a local level. The goal is to make state arts support available to geographically, economically, and ethnically diverse segments of the state’s population.

Available Grants

  • Community Arts (CA) Grants: CA grants provide support for arts and cultural projects to community-based organizations, groups, collectives, or individual artists. Individual artists must apply for a CA grant for a community-based project in partnership with a local nonprofit organization. CA support enables emerging artists and organizations to grow professionally and to enhance the cultural climate in communities and neighborhoods where they live and operate. CA grants provide support to develop, foster, promote, enhance, and increase community arts that address current cultural needs in Broome, Chenango and Otsego counties. All funded projects in this category must be community based and open to the general public.
  • Arts Education (AE) Grants: AE grants offer two funding categories: (1) Pre-K-12 In-School Projects and (2) After-School & Community-Based Learning.  Funds can support arts education projects for closed groups of learners. All AE projects must be carried out in partnership with a public school or in partnership with a community-based organization or artist residing in Broome, Chenango or Otsego counties. Please note: schools may not apply directly to the SCR program. (PTAs may apply only if they have their own nonprofit status and provide cultural services for the community at large unrelated to the regular school program.) AE Grants support nonprofit organizations, cultural groups and/or individual artists in providing in-depth, arts education projects to participants of all ages. This funding is designed to support effective and innovative approaches to artist-led instruction both in and outside a school setting.

Funding Information

The maximum funding request in the Community Arts and Arts Education categories is $5,000; the minimum request for each of these two categories is $500.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Not-for-profit organizations based in Broome, Chenango or Otsego counties that can demonstrate not-for-profit status through documentation of one of the following: Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code; Acceptance by the Board of Regents of the State of New York filing under the not-for-profit section (Section 216) of the Education Law;  Acceptance of incorporation under Section 402 of Not-For-Profit Law;  Acceptance by the Secretary of State of filing under the Registration of Charitable Organizations (Section 172) of the Executive Law (i.e., the receipt from the Charities Registration);  Official authorization as an arm of a local government (i.e., a formal letter on official stationery signed by the appropriate county, city, town or village executive)
  • Not-for-profit organizations must have an active Board of Directors or other volunteer group meeting regularly.
  • Individual artists residing in Broome, Chenango or Otsego County applying for an AE grant for a school-based project in a documented partnership with a local public school (private or parochial schools are ineligible)
  • A government or quasi-government entity, or tribal organization
  • Lead applicants must be 18 years of age at the time of application and may not be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree program
  • Projects must take place in the same county as the fiscal sponsor or community-based partner.

For more information, visit Community Regrants.