Current or Upcoming SCR Cycle


The application window for the 2024 Statewide Community Regrant (SCR) Arts Education, Community Arts, and Individual Artist grant cycle, covering arts projects occurring between January 1 and December 31, 2024, is now open, with online application forms available through the deadline of Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 11:59 pm (extended from February 14). Once this window closes, much of the information on the four pages of this website's grants section will be relevant to future cycles. To learn more about what kind of projects are eligible, applying for current or future grants, or any other aspects of the SCR program that you may have questions about, you also can email ALCA’s NYS Coordinator Fred Balzac at, as well as calling or texting him at 518-588-7275.




Grant Guidelines

Not sure how to get started applying for a Statewide Community Regrant (SCR) grant? Reviewing the 2024 application guidelines as presented on this website (see the link immediately below) should give you a comprehensive, yet concise picture of what’s involved in the 2024 application process for the category that applies to your proposed project(s)—Arts Education, Community Arts, and/or Individual Artist. Reviewing the SCR guidelines is also a prerequisite to applying. If you need help determining which category you are eligible for, please contact Grant Coordinator Fred Balzac.

2024 ADK Quad-County SCR Application Guidelines


Grant-Application "How-to" Seminars

The SCR application process typically begins with prospective applicants attending one of the many "how-to-apply" informational seminars scheduled throughout the Quad-County service area of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and Hamilton counties and/or virtually (e.g., via Zoom) or an individual consultation with the grant coordinator, typically by phone. The ADK Quad-County Region Grants Program offers these free seminars and consultations to prospective applicants, with the aim of making the SCR application process as accessible, simple, and user-friendly as possible.

At these seminars/consultations, the grant coordinator will walk participants through the guidelines, including by highlighting changes from the previous year, especially for any past attendees/grantees present; preview the application form itself; answer participant questions; and provide feedback and technical assistance on the projects that the participants have in mind or already are in the process of developing.

To receive funding this year, new applicants and returning ones who did not apply for 2021 Decentralization (DEC) or 2022 or 2023 SCR funding are required to attend one of these seminars/consultations before completing the application (attendance is optional for those who have applied in either of the past three DEC/SCR cycles). In addition to being free, the seminars are open to the general public. Please note: if the contact person for the application, the writer of the grant, and/or the project coordinator are different persons, they all must attend the same seminar/consultation.

Prospective applicants must register for the seminars in advance—ideally, no later than the day before—by contacting Grant Coordinator Fred Balzac by email at and having him confirm the appointment. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all seminars for the 2021 and 2022 application cycles were held online via Zoom. For 2023, they were held both in person and online. Seminars for the 2024 cycle, as well as individual consultations, will cover the SCR Arts Education, Community Arts, and/or Individual Artist grant opportunities depending on the interests of those participatng in a given session.

To register for one of the seminars listed below, please email Fred directly at the address given above and/or call or text him at 518-588-7275. Prospective applicants who have any difficulty with attending any seminars that are scheduled for an in-person gathering and/or an online session held via Zoom should contact him regarding scheduling an individual phone consultation, which is an option open to all applicants. In fact, for the 2023 cycle, Fred conferred with more applicants on an individual basis than via a group seminar and found the former to be an effective, as well as efficient, way to convey the necessary information and answer participants' questions to their satisfaction.

As of this writing, the SCR coordinator is holding in-person or Zoom seminars and available for individal phone consultations on the following dates & times:

- Mon., 2/12, 10 am-1 pm: In-person seminar and/or 1-on-1 "Get-started-on-your-application" computer help with the grant coordinator at the Au Sable Forks Free Library (northern Essex/southern Clinton County); bring your laptop or use a library computer and get started on your SCR application NOW!

- Tue., 2/20: In-person seminar at Angell student center, SUNY Plattsburgh campus, Plattsburgh (Clinton County), 3:30-5:00 PM, with the possibility of a second in-person seminar or individual phone consultations from around 5 to 9 PM or so

- Wed., 2/21: In-person seminar at the Keene Valley Library (Essex County) from 1 to 2:30 PM, followed by 1-on-1 computer time with the grant coordinator; bring your laptop or use a library computer and get started on your SCR application NOW!

- Thu., 2/22: Offering group seminars in-person in Clinton County (locations TBD) or individual consultations by phone between around 4 & 7 PM or so


- Fri., 2/23: Akwesasne Cultural Center, Library & Museum, 321 State Route 37, Akwesasne, NY (Franklin County), 518-358-2240,, including: 

  • 2-3:30 pm:Statewide Community Regrants (SCR) application seminar #1
  • 3:30-4:30 pm:1-on-1 computer time with the grant coordinator: bring your laptop or work on a library computer and get started on your SCR arts-grant application NOW!
  • 4:30-5:45 pm:Grant-application seminar #2


- Sat., 2/24: In-person seminar at the Lake Pleasant Public Library (tentative) in Speculator from 10:00 to 11:30 AM and the Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Long Lake Public Library in Long Lake from 1:00 to 2:30 PM (both in Hamilton County), plus, where time allows, 1-on-1 computer time with the grant coordinator: bring your laptop or work on a library computer and get started on your SCR arts-grant application NOW!

- Sun., 2/25: Offering group seminars in-person in Saranac Lake (Franklin & Essex County), exact location TBD (e.g., Nori's Natural Foods, Church & Woodruff Streets), or via Zoom or individual consultations by phone between around 1 & 5 PM or so

More dates & times may be added as we go.

Info on 2024 SCR grant-application seminars and individual consultations


How to Apply

All applications must be submitted electronically through our online submission platform, Submittable. If you do not have an account, you will have to create one. The applications will be accessible soon by using the following link: The application format must be adhered to and each application completed in its entirety, including all required attachments.

Applications for the 2024 cycle, covering arts projects occurring between January 1 and December 31, 2024, will need to be submitted electronically to the ALCA Submittable site (accessed via the link in red above) by the specified deadline. 

Please note: all required fields in the application form must be completed in order to finalize and submit your application. These fields are indicated by red asterisks. After you have submitted your application successfully, you will receive a confirmation email generated by Submittable to the email address associated with your Submittable account. If you do not receive a confirmation email, assume your application was NOT submitted and contact Submittable technical support (via the platform or see our SCR Resources page for the support team's contact info) and/or email the grant coordinator at


Grant Application Forms (for reference only)

The 2024 Arts Education application form will be posted here soon now that the application window has opened in Submittable:

2024 SCR Community Arts grant application form

2024 SCR Individual Artist grant application form

2024 SCR Arts Education grant application form [TO BE INSERTED HERE]

For a copy of the Word version of the SCR applications, which you can use to draft your application offline (which is recommended), please email the grant coordinator at