The Fiscal 2023 CDF Application period closed on May 16, 2022. Funding panels will convene in the summer; the outcome of the Fiscal 2023 CDF process will be announced once panels have concluded and the Agency's Fiscal 2023 budget is finalized.

If your organization missed the Fiscal 2023 CDF deadline and is still interested in seeking support for Fiscal 2023 cultural programming, contact your local arts council to determine if you are eligible for support through the Greater New York Arts Development Fund, a regrant program administered on DCLA's behalf by each borough's local arts council.

Organizations interested in applying for CDF support in Fiscal 2024 should review the eligibility requirements and the Fiscal 2023 application materials to get a sense of the current process and requirements:


Please contact DCLA's Disability Service Facilitator Sara Cobb at for screen-readable versions of any resource document.

For FY23, DCLA is instituting reforms to the CDF process, largely unchanged since 2008. DCLA’s research and review have been conducted through an equity lens, specifically focused on increasing access and inclusion. For more information about  how these reforms will be applied to the CDF application and panel review process, please visit the CDF Reforms page of our website.

Organizations that meet the eligibility criteria and have not recently submitted CDF applications may register at any time; however, the FY24 CDF application will not be available until 2023. If you are a new applicant and would like to receive email updates regarding the CDF application, register your organization on the CDF online portal using the email address of your organization’s primary DCLA contact. For assistance with registration, review the CDF Registration Help Guide.

Current or past CDF applicants or grantees may view their submissions at any time by logging in to Part I of the online application:

View Part I: Organizational, project, budget, and detail sections

CDF Panelist Nomination

All eligible FY23 CDF applications will go through a competitive panel review during the spring and summer of calendar year 2022. Proposals are reviewed by peer panelists with current expertise in arts and culture of New York City.

DCLA is currently seeking nominations for panelists to bring a wide range of perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds to the table, and who represent the diversity of New York City.

Selected panelists will convene virtually in spring and summer 2022. Cultural Affairs has increased stipends for panelists to $480 to prepare for and participate in a single-day panel.

Nominate yourself for panel service using the Panelist Nomination Form.