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.

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PPA Project Stream Information

2018-2019 PPA Project Stream Grants are NOW OPEN for arts-based projects happening between September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2019. Take note: PCA has switched to a new online application system. All applicants must complete and submit an online PPA Project stream application by June 20, 2018 to be considered for funding.  Click the links below to get started.

Click here for PPA Project Stream Online Application System.

Step-By-Step New Project Stream Application Instructions.

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

To find your congressional representative codes, click here.

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

New to writing grants? Not sure where to start with the new PPA online application? Join The Cultural Alliance of York County for a lunch & learn session on how to write effective grants with grant-writing expert Kirsten Hubbard of Ghost Writer on Friday, June 1st at 12pm at our Cultural Alliance office at 14 West Market Street in York.

Kirsten will give you the tools & best practices you need to write an effective, compelling grant. Then, put those newly-learned skills to good use as we share info on how to apply for a PPA Project Stream grant through the online e-grant system.

Registration for our grantwriting workshop is free, but registration is required.  Email Jennifer Glassmyer to RSVP.


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.

The Cultural Alliance of York County received funding from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts.