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NCCA allots P12-M competitive grants for Mindanao

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)–Allocating P12.17 million worth of grants for Mindanao, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is now accepting submissions of project proposals for its 2022 Competitive Grants Program until August 31, 2021.
 
The NCCA, through the 2022 Competitive Grants Program, allotted 57 slots with a total budget of P12,175,000 for Mindanao. Throughout the country, there are 438 slots with a total budget of P108,250,000.

“NCCA’s mandate is to encourage our citizens to become partners in continuing the country’s cultural legacies and artistic achievements. With the NCCA Competitive Grants Program, administered through the National Endowment Fund for Culture and the Arts or NEFCA, this aspiration is continuously realized,” said NCCA 
Executive Director  Al Ryan Alejandre during a virtual press conference, July 29, here.

Known as the NCCA Charter, Republic Act 7356 authorizes the commission to provide grants to artists and cultural groups, which contribute significantly to the Filipino’s cultural legacy as means to extend artistic achievement.

As provisioned in the law, NCCA grants are intended for the development, protection, preservation and dissemination of Philippine culture and arts.

Alejandre said the program is competitive in nature since the approval of project proposals passes through a rigorous and confidential evaluation process based on merit such as quality and relevance to NCCA’s priorities.

During the virtual press conference for NCCA 2022 Competitive Grants Program call for proposals, July 29, NCCA Executive Director Al Ryan Alejandre says, “NCCA’s mandate is to encourage our citizens to become partners in continuing the country’s cultural legacies and artistic achievements. With the NCCA Competitive Grants Program, administered through the National Endowment Fund for Culture and the Arts (NEFCA), this aspiration is continuously realized.” (PIA-10)
With the current health crisis in the country, NCCA Project Development Officer Veronica Amboni said the priority projects of the commission are adjusted to answer the needs of the culture and arts communities in the country amid the pandemic.

Amboni said, “Bago tayo nag-plan for our priority projects, ang NCCA nag-conduct ng tinatawag nating Cultural Response and Resiliency Plan na kung saan ang NCCA nagbigay sila ng survey kung ano ‘yung pangangailangan ng isang komunidad, ano ‘yung kailangan pa natin kahit sa panahon na ito mas ma-address pa rin natin ‘yung pangangailangan ng ating mga cultural workers at artists.”
 
(Before we planned for our priority projects, NCCA has conducted the Cultural Response and Resiliency Plan where a survey was done to determine the needs of the community as well as on what the government could do to address the needs of the cultural workers and artists)

Accreditation of proposals

Eligible proponents must be accredited by NCCA as a requisite for the approval of their project proposal and all potential NCCA partners must not have any unliquidated grant and derogatory record with NCCA or any other government agency.

“May narereceive kami na nahihirapan du’n sa accreditation requirements, pero with the help of NCCA, lalong-lalo na du’n sa may Accreditation and Grants Processing Section, nakatutok kami sa kanila para ma-accredit at ma-execute nila ang project nila,” said NCCA Grants Processing Officer Rogelio Candor.

(We have learned that there are difficulties in the accreditation requirements but with the help of NCCA, especially the Accreditation and Grants Processing Section, we are focusing on them so they can be accredited immediately and they can execute their project)
The National Commission for Culture and the Arts holds the NCCA Call for Project Proposals 2021 Press Conference, July 29 to encourage citizens to become partners in continuing the country’s cultural legacies and artistic achievements. (PIA-10)

Candor also said reimbursements and grants are immediately processed after NCCA receives all the necessary documents, and shall inform the proponents and partners on its status.

All project proposals shall be addressed and submitted to the Policy/Plan Formulation and Programming Division (P/PFPD) of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts with its address at Room 5-C, Fifth Floor, NCCA Building, 633 General Luna Street, Intramuros 1002 Manila, Philippines.

For more details on the 2022 Call for Project Proposal, one may contact the Policy/Plan Formulation and Programming Division through (02) 8527-2192 (TL) loc. 509 / (02) 8527-2198 / (02) 8527-2209 / (02) 8527-2194 or email NCCA at ppfpd@ncca.gov.ph. Interested applicants may also visit NCCA Facebook page and website through www.ncca.gov.ph. (Shaun Alejandrae Y. Uy/PIA-10)