How to Manage Your New NYSCA Contract
After notification of your award, you will be receive a Cultural Services Contract that details one or more grants awarded to your organization. The Cultural Services Contract is a binding legal agreement that requires the grantee to carry out certain activities or provide services, paid for, in part, with funding received from the NYSCA.
Noncompliance with the terms of the Cultural Services Contract may require the return of funds to the state, and may affect eligibility for future requests for NYSCA support.
The initial grant payment is made on all contracts following full execution of the contract. Contracts that are below $10,000 will have the terms and conditions that are attached to the grant award. These terms are deemed executed once the grantee has signed and returned by email the one page grant confirmation document attached to the award Contracts that are at or above $10,000 in total will have the terms and conditions set out in the Grants Gateway system. Grantees must proactively enter the Grants Gateway system to complete, review and electronically sign grant contracts.
NOTE: In most cases, NYSCA will complete all grant-specific sections of the contract in Grants Gateway, and ask you to review and sign the contract. Read Steps 1 and 9 only. To review how to sign the contract: http://www.nysca.org/downloads/files/NYSCA_Contract_Signature_Instructions.pdf. For certain types of grants, NYSCA will email you and ask you to complete certain contract sections in the Grants Gateway, and send back to NYSCA to review.
A Step-by-Step Contract Guide to completing your contract in Grants Gateway follows. Please make sure to promptly work to execute your contract prior to the contract start date and be on the alert for notifications and communications from NYSCA regarding your contract.
To find a full version of your Grants Gateway contract, log in as a Delegated Admin or Contract Signatory on Grants Gateway and find the Contract Main Menu of the specific project. You will then be able to download a full PDF of your contract from the Forms Menu under “Contract Preview” (includes signatures, terms, funding breakdown, and full workplan.) You should download a full version of your executed contract for financial and administrative record-keeping.