Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:15 AM August 31, 2015
THE NATIONAL Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), led by its chair Felipe M. de Leon Jr. and OIC executive director Adelina M. Suemith, is now accepting proposals for projects to be implemented in 2016. This year, it is looking
for implementers of projects which have been conceptualized by the agency.
For 2016, the NCCA is providing venues for the different regions to articulate their local culture and development concerns, which the different programs and projects shall address. In line with this, the priority programs and projects identified are grouped into island clusters—National Capital Region (NCR), Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
There are two categories of proposals.
Category A, according to an NCCA news release, is for “projects which have been conceptualized during the various levels of planning workshops by its various national committees following the identified needs of the locality and where specific outputs and deliverables had been defined. Projects in this category will have three or more component activities. Proponents interested to implement projects under this category may submit a letter of intent.”
Category B calls for project proposals “conceptualized by proponents with due consideration for the important concerns cited in the project brief and aligned to the identified NCCA priorities and outcomes. Interested proponents may submit a project proposal.”
Project briefs as well as guidelines and requirements can be viewed at and downloaded from the NCCA website (www.ncca.gov.ph, ncca.gov.ph/about-ncca-3/grants-program/).
“Filipino individuals as well as civil society organizations, indigenous peoples’ organizations/groups, local government units, government agencies and institutions, state universities/colleges and public schools are all encouraged to apply,” the NCCA announcement said.
Deadline of submissions of letters of intent and proposals is on Sept. 30. They must be submitted to the Planning, Policy Formulation and Programming Division (PPFPD) led by its division chief, Marichu Tellano, at Room 5-A, fifth floor, NCCA Building, 633 General Luna St., Intramuros, Manila. It may also be submitted via e-mail to [email protected] (for Luzon); [email protected] (for the Visayas); [email protected] (for Mindanao); and [email protected] (for NCR).