Note: This message is displayed if (1) your browser is not standards-compliant or (2) you have you disabled CSS. Read our Policies for more information.
|IAC Public Funding Imperatives|
|Reconsideration Policy and Appeal Process|
|Requirements of Direct IAC Grantees|
|Requirements of Grantees Through Regional Arts Partners|
All documents submitted to the IAC are public and subject to a public information request. All grant applications are considered public documents and are reviewed and discussed in a public meeting. Applicants should therefore not include any information in the content of their application they would not want shared during the panel discussion.
All payments are contingent upon adherence to all grant guidelines and reporting requirements. The first grant payment will be for 75% of the total award. Funds will be transferred to the grantee’s bank account after the grant agreement and aforementioned documents have been approved by (all) applicable state agencies. The second and final fiscal year grant payment will be for 25% of the total award. Funds will be approved to transfer to the grantee’s bank account after the final grant report and any additional requirements have been submitted and approved. It takes approximately three months from the time the correctly completed forms are submitted until the recipient receives the payments (first and second).
The reconsideration process is designed to review the method and fairness of the IAC decision concerning a grant application. This process is not intended to impose a different panel’s choices/judgment over the original panel’s decision. Dissatisfaction with the denial of a grant or the amount of an award is not sufficient reason for an appeal.
Applicants may request reconsideration of a funding decision if the applicant can demonstrate:
Applicants must send a formal letter to the IAC Executive Director stating the reason for reconsideration, based on one or more of the three points above, and evidence of the grounds for the appeal. The letter must be received in the IAC office within 30 days of notification of the IAC grant award in question. If deemed viable, an appeals committee, appointed by the IAC Chair, will review all requests for appeal and make recommendations to the full Commission at its next business meeting. All decisions of the Commission are final and may not be appealed further.
To view information about the Regional Arts Partner Audit, click here.
The Indiana Arts Commission no longer requires its grantees to submit an annual, independent, organization-wide audit. However, if an organization meets the following criteria, the State Board of Accounts’ (SBoA) may require an audit.
ALL organizations and individuals receiving funding either directly or indirectly from the IAC must submit an Entity Annual Report (E-1) to the Indiana State Board of Accounts within 60 days of entity’s year-end.
For further questions, please contact the State Board of Accounts by email at notforprofit@sboa.IN.gov or at 317-234-8812.