Entry to Program Stream is for organizations or programs with average annual revenue of less than $200,000 that aim to ultimately be recommended for support through PPA Program Stream. Entry to Program Stream supports eligible applicants that have a history of at least one year of consistent arts programming. Generally, grant amounts will range from $2,000 to $3,000, and grant funds may be used for operations, programs, or projects.
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Grant funds cannot be used for any of the following:
The Foundation for Enhancing Communities will be accepting applications from organizations based on the following counties: Dauphin, Cumberland, and Lebanon. Applications are due February 15, 2022, for the grant performance period of September 1, 2022, to August 31, 2023. Late applications will not be accepted.
Quality of Artistic Product, Process, or Service – 35 points
Access to the Arts – 35 points
Management – 30 points
PPA Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) recognizes that errors may occur in the PPA application process. PPA is committed to acknowledging any errors and responding to rectify the effects of an error. The appeals process enables applicants to identify these errors and omissions and bring them to the attention of the PPA Partner. Appeals to the Board of the designated Partner may result in an increase in the PPA award amount if the applicant can satisfactorily document that the application was misrepresented or improperly reviewed through no fault of the applicant. Appeals are awarded only if the error or omission had a substantial effect on the evaluation and assessment of the advisory panel.
Appeals are not intended to provide the applicant with an opportunity to challenge the evaluation and assessment of the advisory panel. Disagreement with the judgment of the advisory panel or the amount of the award is not grounds for an appeal.
Applicants considering an appeal should contact their PPA Partner for advice and guidance. The appeal of an award decision must be made in writing ten business days from the date of the notification of the award from the Partner. Letters of appeal should be addressed to the PPA Partner. The letter should identify the error or omission and the effect such error had on the recommendation of the advisory panel. Partners must immediately forward an appeal to the PCA’s PPA Program Director. If the appeal is supported by the Partner, funds will be awarded only if they are available.
The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) is a state agency under the Office of the Governor. The PCA’s mission is to strengthen the cultural, educational, and economic vitality of Pennsylvania’s communities through the arts. By leveraging the immense potential of Pennsylvania’s arts and cultural sector, the PCA supports jobs, builds community, inspires lifelong learning, promotes the commonwealth nationally and internationally, and sparks innovation. For more information about the PCA, visit arts.pa.gov.
All applicants are invited to contact our Community Investment Team, to discuss a proposed project or application.
Applicants may request a draft review of their application materials by our Community Investment Team prior to submission. To submit a draft review, email all materials to be reviewed as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Draft review requests are limited to one review of each grant opportunity and submissions must be received at least two weeks prior to the application deadline.
The Foundation for Enhancing Communities receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.