Regional Arts Partner Funding
Where Do the Funds Go and how is it Determined?
Regional Arts Partner funds come from the IAC in two forms: Administrative Fees for Service (AFS) and the Regional Block Grant (RBG). AFS funds support the administrative services needed to meet core responsibilities and service requirements including the re-granting of RBG funds.
Administrative Fees for Service (AFS)
The FY2015 average RAP Administrative Fee for Service was $16,722. Dollars vary and are determined by number of applications, number of counties, and population within the region.
Regional Block Grant (RBG)
Each Partner receives a “Regional Block Grant” for re-granting to their designated regional service area. RBG funds are re-granted through the Regional Initiative Grant Program (RIG) that the IAC offers through its Regional Arts Partnership. The RIG Program has three granting categories: Arts Operating Support Level I (AOSI), Arts Operating Support Level II (AOSII), and Arts Project Support (APS). Funds are determined by region per capita.