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The Decentralization Grant Program is a re-grant program funded by the New York State Council on the Arts. The Chenango Arts Council is one of 26 DEC Sites throughout the state and has been administering the DEC Program for Broome, Chenango, and Otsego counties since 1986. 

Applications are reviewed by a panel of artists, teachers, professors, and others involved in the arts from the three counties. Their funding recommendations are then approved by the Arts Council’s Board of Directors. The annual deadline is always late December/early January, and information for the 2019 grant cycle is available on this website under the Community Arts and Arts Education tab.

Here are some very useful documents if you are a grant recipient: