PA Partners in the Arts

The Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Project Stream grants provide opportunities for arts organizations, individual artists and community-based groups to apply for up to $2,500 in funding to support performances, exhibitions and other arts projects that are presented to the public and take place between a designated time period. The Cultural Alliance supports the program in Adams, Fulton, Franklin, and York Counties.

These grants are administered by the Cultural Alliance of York County, but are funded by the taxpayers of the Commonwealth through the PA Council on the Arts.  These grants expand CAYC’s mission to support the creative community.

PPA Project Stream Information


Due to widespread uncertainty and fiscal impacts stemming from the pandemic, the PA Legislature passed a Fiscal Year 2020-2021 state budget that provides funding for only the first five months of the fiscal year (with the exception of education, which is fully funded for the year). The Legislature will revisit the budget to address the remaining seven months of the fiscal year as more revenue data becomes available and a clearer picture of reopening emerges.

For this reason, the PCA Council has had to enact a revised budget that utilizes only the appropriation currently available. Due to these constraints, Project Stream is not included in this five-month budget, so this program is on hold until more information is available regarding the state’s current year budget.

Council will revisit potential funding for Project Stream later this year as more information becomes available about the Legislature’s action on the remaining seven months of the Commonwealth’s budget. We know firsthand that organizations throughout Pennsylvania draw upon Project Stream funding to help provide programming and events in their communities, and truly hope to be able to include this program in a future 2020-2021 budget.

For the most updated information from the PCA, click here

Current Grantees, click here for instructions on how to acknowledge your PPA funding

Click here for PPA Project Stream Online Application System.

Click here to find your zip+four for eGrant applications.

To find your congressional representative codes, click here.

PPA Program Stream Information

2020-2021 PPA Program Stream Grants will open December 2, 2019 for arts-based organizations who have recieved Project Stream Grants for consecutive years, and have been invited to move into the PPA Program Steam, between January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020.  The deadline to apply online is January 15, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.

Application Website Opens:         Monday, December 2, 2019

Deadline:             Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Online Panels:   March & April 2020

Grants Announced:       After budget is passed (July)

As our region’s PPA partner, the Cultural Alliance is here to help you through the grant process.  If you have any questions or would like a phone or in-person walk-through of the project stream grant, email Jennifer Glassmyer or call the Cultural Alliance at 717-812-9255 to schedule. You can also call the PPA help hotline at 1-800-379-7448

PPA Partners focus on making arts programs available to every Commonwealth resident, with a focus on previously under-served communities and regions in Pennsylvania.  All projects must be publicized and open to the general public.

2020-2021 Program Stream Interim Guidelines

2020-2021 Program Stream Full Guidelines

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