Resources for Decentralization Grant Applicants

Please contact the ADK Quad-County DEC Coordinator, Chelsea Provost, with all grant related questions. 


The 2019 application period will open on July 10, 2018 and will close on October 22, 2018. 


2019 Decentralization Program Guidelines:

 2019 DEC Community Arts Guidelines

2019 DEC Arts Education Guidelines

How to submit your application: 

All DEC applications must be submitted electronically through Submittable

For technical questions about Submittable, please contact their support directly: 

Phone:  (855) 467-8264, ext. 2


Templates for Download: 

Fiscal Sponsorship Letter Agreement 

Community Arts Budget Template 

Arts Education Budget Template 

Arts Education Lesson Plan Template 

Grant Informational Seminars:

Click Here for the 2019 DEC Informational Seminar schedule.

Grant Informational Seminars are offered to the general public for free by Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts to help with the grant application process.  Attendance at a seminar is mandatory for all DEC grant applicants. One-on-one grant consultations are available for prospective applicants in place of a seminar if scheduling is an issue. For more information, please contact Chelsea Provost

Please REGISTER for the seminar you plan to attend.  

Applicant Eligibility

For specific questions about eligibility, please contact DEC Grant Coordinator, Chelsea Provost.

Eligible Applicants

Ineligible Applicants

Crediting Your Grant

Crediting your program is very important to the Decentralization Program. It helps raise awareness for funding programs like DEC, and shows your Legislators and NYSCA council members how valuable these funds are. Please use the following language on all DEC Grant-Sponsored program materials:

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

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