Provisional County Partners

In counties without a Designated County Partners (DCPs), the N.C. Arts Council invites an organization to serve as a Provisional County Partner (PCP) in order to manage the distribution of Grassroots funds. A PCP must submit an application annually.

N.C. Arts Council staff consults with each provisional partner to create a distribution plan that meets the requirements of the Grassroots Arts Program. Some PCPs subgrant Grassroots funds and others conduct arts programs with their county’s allocation.

How to Apply

The 2021-22 deadline is Monday, May 3, 2021 (with the exception of school PCP partners who have a deadline of Monday, October 4, 2021). Applicants will submit the form electronically through the GO Smart portal. Applicants will be asked to provide the following information on the application.

  1. Describe how your organization’s operations and programs have shifted during the pandemic (i.e. changes in staff, facilities, financial condition, organizational structure and programming).
  2. What amount of your Grassroots allocation will your organization use for operating support? Briefly describe how these funds will be used. PCPs that are arts organizations are allowed to use up to 50% of the Grassroots allocation for operating support.
  3. Complete the three-year budget worksheet.
  4. Attach a financial statement of your most recently completed fiscal year (2019-20).
  5. Attach a current board of directors list with contact information.