State Arts Agency Decentralization Programs

Fifteen states have decentralization programs through which block grants of state arts council funds are provided for regranting at the community level. These programs encourage local decision making and extend the reach of state dollars. Almost half of the dollars that are awarded to local arts agencies by state arts agencies (SAAs) are regranted through such programs. The following is a list of SAA decentralization programs with basic information for each state program. Please contact NASAA for additional information about decentralized grant-making strategies.