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Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Project Stream

Important Update from the PCA Regarding Project Stream Funding for FY 2020-2021

We want to update you on what is happening with our grants budget for the new fiscal year, which began July 1, 2020, and the status of the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Project Stream program.

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 first-hand 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.

We will regularly communicate with you in the coming months and are here to answer any questions you may have. As always, thank you for your great contribution to making the arts available in your community.

About the PPA Partners

PPA is a partnership between local service organizations and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA). Operating in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, PPA re-grants PCA funds to support a wide variety of local and community arts activities. 


PPA Project Stream Description

Project Stream provides grants of up to $2,500 to eligible organizations or individuals to conduct arts projects. 

Eligible projects must:
  • ​Be an arts activity conducted for the benefit of the public;
  • Take place in the PPA Partner’s service reg​ion.

Eligible Applicants

  • Non-profit organizations
  • Community groups
  • Units of government
  • Schools
  • Departments of colleges and universities
  • Individuals over 18 years of age
  • Applicant cannot be an applicant in AOAP, PPA Program Stream or Entry Track
  • For more information contact your regional PPA Partner or the PCA's Director of Creative Opportunities.


    How to Apply

    Note: Please see the update, posted at the top of this page, regarding Project Stream funding for FY 2020-2021.

    Additional Information

    Appeals Process

    PCA General Provisions