This annual grant opportunity supports Idaho’s established arts organizations that provide public programs in the arts. These programs represent the highest standards of excellence, engage the public, encourage community access, education and participation in the arts and follow best practices in business management and administration. An organization must first apply in Entry Track before being eligible for PPA as determined by staff and panel recommendation.

Eligibility and Restrictions

  • Applicant must be a nonprofit, IRS tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization or applying through a fiscal agent; or be a unit of local, county, tribal, or state government, including schools and school districts
  • Nonprofit organizations must have a valid 501(c)(3) Determination Letter with an effective date at least three years prior to the grant application deadline date
  • Applicant must have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) issued by
  • Applicant must have a minimum of a three-year program history as of the grant application deadline date
  • Applicant must compensate professional artists and administrators
  • The organization’s primary purpose must be the production, presentation, or support of the arts and it must demonstrate a history of maintaining high artistic standards
  • Applicant must have completed at least one year of Entry Track funding and have received notification of PPA status
  • Final reports for past Commission grants and awards must be submitted and approved

PPA Cycle

New PPA recipients may enter during any year of the cycle once PPA notification has been received from staff. PPA is reviewed on a three-year cycle.

FY 2024 FY 2025 FY 2026
January application due application due application due
April full panel review interim (staff) review interim (staff) review
July final report due final report due final report due

(cycle repeats)