Program Stream

The PPA Program Stream is a funding opportunity of the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), a regionalized funding program of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA). The Program Stream offers ongoing support to arts organizations and arts programs with an established history of PCA support. The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is the regional partner administering the PPA Program Stream in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.

Program Stream is an invitation-only grant opportunity for organizations who have been previously funded in Project Stream.

2016-2017 Program Stream applications are now available! Complete your 2016 Program Stream Application by January 15, 2016. 

Actions to Take:
1. Review 2016 Program Stream Guidelines
2. Fill out your PACDP profile OR Financial & Statistical Report (F&S Report)
3. Login to eGrant; complete your electronic application and submit
4. Use the 2016-2017 Program Stream Q & A sheet to help you with common application questions.
5. Mail 2 copies of your application & financial report (CDP or F&S) to our offices.

Please see below for more detailed instructions and resources.

Step 1: Review the 2016 Program Stream Guidelines

Please be sure to read the guidelines carefully before beginning your application. You can download the 2016-2017 Program Stream Guidelines here.

Step 2: Complete your PACDP Data Profile OR Financial & Statistical Report 
You must complete your PACDP data profile OR Financial & Statistical Report (you can find that here). If you are not sure which option is appropriate for your organization, please see the 2016-2017 Program Stream Q & A Sheet here and refer to Question 6.

If you need help getting started with your CDP report, please visit the CDP help webpage. If you need more specific PACDP help, please call the help desk at 1-877-707-3282 or email
***The Cultural Data Project is re-branding to DataArts early in 2016, so you will notice changes on their website. Terminology used for your Program Stream application will remain essentially the same.
Step 3: Complete a FULL Application by January 15, 2016.
1. Go to – Do Not create a new account, if you cannot remember your login information, please contact me. 
2. Login to your account. 
3. Select 2016-2017 Program Stream Full from the ‘Opportunities’ menu on the left-hand side of your screen. 
4. Click the ‘Next’ button and complete the application.  
5. To print the PDF for your completed application, go to the Main Menu, click on 'History' in the left menu bar, and click the box next to the appropriate application. Then click ‘View’ and print. 

Please contact Seth Poppy with PCA at or 717-787-6883 with any technical questions regarding eGRANT. Please copy me at on your emails.  
Step 4: Mail 2 Signed Copies to the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance postmarked by January 15, 2015.
Once you have completed the application in eGRANT, mail 2 signed copies AND your PACDP Data OR F & S Report to: 
Erin De Rosa 
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, The Philadelphia Building 
1315 Walnut Street, Ste. 732 
Philadelphia, PA 19107

For more information about Program Stream, please contact Erin De Rosa at or 215-399-3520. 

The Project Stream and Program Stream grants initiative is made possible through the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency. They are funded by the citizens of Pennsylvania through an annual legislative appropriation, and administered locally by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support for Project Stream is provided by PECO.