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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:

Grant Recipient List 2020

This is the list of all of the 2020 DEC Grant Recipients:

Guernsey Memorial Library
Chenango Blues Association 
Colorscape Chenango
Binghamton Center for Writers
George F. Johnson Memorial Library
Binghamton Downtown Singers Inc
Pathfinder Village
Binghamton Youth Symphony
Emily Jablon
City of Norwich
KNOW Theatre
Endicott Performance Arts Center
6 on the Square
Little Delaware Youth Ensemble
Catskill Wind Ensemble
Catholic Schools of Broome County
Binghamton Community Orchestra
Cherry Valley Artworks
Bonnie Gale
Golden Foundation
Norwich Theater Company INC.
Roberta Kolpakas
Catskill Choral Society
Greater Whitney Point Community Planning Committee
Friends of Rogers Environmental Center
Spool Contemporary Art Space
First Presbyterian Church
Unadilla Historical Society
Sherburne Music-Theater Society
AKF Foundation for Culture and Environment
Dream Corridor Productions
Oxford Community Band
New Berlin Art Forum
Otselic Valley Fishing
Afton Community Theater
Mid York Concert Band
First United Presbyterian Church
Guilford Historical Society
Village of Laurens
Oneonta Community Concert Band Association
Christina Muscatello
Chenango County Historical Society
Southern Tier Zoological Society
Otsego Dance Society
Endwell Community Chorus
Vestal Museum 
SRO Productions III
Out of the Woodwork Players INC