Grants & Programs

Using Salesforce

Using Illinois Arts Council Agency's Online Grant System

IACA has launched a new online grant system that has been developed in Salesforce. Through this system, applicants can view open grant programs, submit applications, process grant acceptance paperwork, file appeals, and submit final reports. Users can have multiple applicants within their account should that be appropriate to your needs.

The online grant system can be accessed directly at:

A grantee user manual for the new online grant system can be accessed here:

We encourage you to carefully review the user manual to learn how to:

  • Get Started
  • Create a Grantee Community User Account
  • Add Your Information to the System
  • Create an Application
  • View and Edit Your Application Information
  • Receive and Sign your Grant Agreement
  • Complete Quarterly/Annual Reports

General Information

  • Compatible Internet Browsers: The system operates best in Google Chrome.  Firefox and Safari are both supported, but not preferred. Internet Explorer is not supported.
  • Two-Hour Time-out: If you do not save your activity after two-hours the system will log you out after a pop-up warning. To avoid losing any data, make sure to save all work before shifting attention away from the online system/application. Please note two-hours of typing time does not qualify as activity and you must connect back to the system server by clicking save for the system to know you are working.
  • Login: Your email becomes your login.
  • Passwords: Passwords must be 8 characters and must include alpha and numeric characters. Passwords expires after 90 days and must be reset.
  • Bullets and Special Characters: Pasting from a word processing program into narrative fields will work. If the field allows for formatting or special characters they will also paste accordingly. Note that only certain fields will allow for formatting.
  • Pop-ups: Please know the system functions using pop-ups. Ensure pop-up blockers are disabled before logging into the system.

Please note that a recorded webinar for this new online system is availble by clicking here.  

PLEASE NOTE: The open FY21 Arts Tour Live Music and FY21 Short-term Artist Residencies grants will both complete the application process in the IACA eGrant system. Additionally, if you have an open grant from FY2021, or previous years, the report(s) will still be submitted through the IACA eGrant system. A few select grants will have the final reports processed via email. Approximately 30 days prior to the due date of your report the contacts associated with the grant will receive an email reminder with instructions.

For questions please contact the appropriate Program Director.

Contact Information