Decentralization Grants (DEC)

“The program is a wonderful service to our community. We appreciate this support so much. It literally makes the Art Center possible.” –Nancy Barton, Director, Prattsville Art Center and Residency. 2016


What is DEC?

Grants are available in three categories…

Upcoming Grants

Upcoming deadlines, guidelines, applications.



Where grantees can find reporting and calendar entry forms.



Dates and locations of grant seminars (attendance is required!)



Where potential panelists can find the panel handbook, panelist forms, and the interest form.



Step by step guides on how to do everything – no, seriously.


DEC Calendar

The official calendar for events funded by Decentralization, grant seminars, TA sessions, and other DEC-related events.


Other Resources

Other resources for grantees, panelists, and the community.


Deadlines for 2019 projects have passed – the draft submission deadline for 2020 will be announced in the spring of 2019.


For individual assistance with a Greene or Columbia County project, contact Community Arts Grants Coordinator Margaret Uhalde, @ ; for Schoharie County, contact Grant Coordinator Dennis Shaw @


The Community Art Grants program is administered in Greene, Columbia, and Schoharie Counties by Greene County Council on the Arts with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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