Statewide Community Regrants (SCR) 2023 Cycle


The application window for the 2023 Statewide Community Regrant (SCR) Community Arts, Arts Education, and the revived category of Individual Artist grant cycle, covering arts projects occurring between now and December 31, 2023, is now open through the application deadline of Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 11:59 pm. Once this window closes, much of the information on the four pages of this website's grants section also 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, please contact ALCA’s NYS Grant Coordinator Fred Balzac by emailing him at or calling 518-588-7275. 




Grant Guidelines

Not sure how to get started applying for a Statewide Community Regrant (SCR) grant? Reviewing the 2022 guidelines as presented on this website (see the links below) can give you a good idea of what’s involved in the 2023-cycle application process for the category that applies to your grant program—Community Arts, Arts Education, and/or the revived category of Individual Artist—as guidelines tend to be very similar from year to year. Reviewing the SCR guidelines is also a prerequisite to applying. If you need help determining which program you are eligible for, please contact Grant Coordinator Fred Balzac

2023 ADK Quad-County Region 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. 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 simple and user-friendly as possible.

At these seminars/consultations, the grant coordinator will walk attendees 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 attendees 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 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 two 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 appointmentBecause of the COVID-19 pandemic, all seminars for the 2021 and 2022 application cycles were held online via Zoom. Seminars for the 2023 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 a seminar, 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.

Here is the current schedule of in-person seminars (prospective applicants are REQUIRED to confirm with the grant coordinator that the seminar is taking place in-person as scheduled below prior to traveling to the location, as seminars without any advance registrations may be postponed or canceled altogether):

- Sunday, March 19, 2:00-3:30 pm: The North Elba Townhouse, 193 River Street/NYS Route 86, Saranac Lake (Essex County)

- Monday, March 20, 4:00-5-30 pm: Plattsburgh - tentatively planned for Panera Bread, 408 State Route 3 (Clinton County)

- Tuesday, March 21, 4:30-6 pm: Akwesasne Cultural Center Library & Museum, 321 State Route 37, Akwesasne (Franklin County)

- Wednesday, March 22, 4:30-6 pm: Wells Memorial Library, 12230 NYS Route 9N, Upper Jay (Essex County)

- Friday, March 24, 5:30-7 pm: Lake Pleasant Public Library, 2864 NY State Route 8, Speculator (Hamilton County)

- Sunday, March 26, 4:00-5:30 pm: Saranac Lake - tentatively planned for Nori's Natural Food Market, Deli & Cafe, 138 Church Street (Franklin County)


Info on 2023 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 2023 cycle, covering arts projects occurring between now and December 31, 2023, must 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 2023 application forms will be posted here soon.

2022 SCR Community Arts grant application form

2022 SCR Arts Education grant application form

Please disregard the errant type on the first page of each PDF above. For a copy of the Word version of the SCR applications, please email the grant coordinator at