Sign Up Instructions



To apply for a grant from South Carolina Arts Commission using the GO system, you must first create a Master Account by registering as a User and completing an Organizational Profile. Like the old system, each organization will create only one Master Account. However, since organizations often find it necessary or helpful to have more than one staff member work on applications or reports, the new system  will allow multiple individuals from your organization to register as Secondary Users to your Master Account. This eliminates the need for everyone at your organization to share the same login information, as each User will have their own ID and password.  

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ORGANIZATION REGISTRATION
Step I: Create a Master Account


1. Designate one individual from your organization to create the Master Account—we recommend your organization’s primary grant contact. This person will be the Master User.
2. Go to the GO website at http://scac.culturegrants.org
3. Click on the “Sign Up” tab. This will take you to the User registration page.  
4. Complete each of the required fields marked with an asterisk.  
Note: the Username for the Master Account should be generic to the organization, not specific to the individual.
Note: to create a correct Password you must follow the four rules below:  
• Minimum 8 characters (case sensitive)
• Minimum 1 uppercase letter
• Minimum 1 numeric character
• Minimum 1 symbol

5. Select “Yes” from the drop-down question “Associate with an Organization?” at the bottom of the page. This will allow the system to associate your Username with a specific organization.   
6. Drag the slider to the right.
7. Click “Submit.” This will bring you to the organization search page.

Step II: Verify Whether Your Organization Has a Master Account
  1. On the left, under “Is your organization already registered?”, enter either your organization’s FEIN or name and click “Search.”
  2. If your organization does not appear, click “Create new organization” on the right and follow Step 3 below.
  3. If your organization does appear, click the appropriate radio button then “Select Organization” and follow Step 4 below.

Step III: Enter the Organizational Contact Information

1. Complete each of the required fields marked with an asterisk.
Note: Ensure the Organization's FEIN number and legal name are correct.  Once completed, these fields cannot be changed.
Note: When entering the date your organization received its 501c3 status and was formed, you must use the calendar function.
If your organization was formed decades ago, click on the “<<” button on the upper left side of the calendar and scroll down the list to move backward by up to 12 years at a time.

2. Click “Validate Districts.” This will automatically populate the codes for the Congressional District, State House District, and State Senate District.
3. Click “Submit” to save and complete the Organizational Contact Information. This will bring you to the Grants Online End User Terms and Conditions page.  
4. Review the agreement and click “Yes” to the terms.   
5. Click “Submit.”
6. You now have access to the application and reporting system. Click on the links to access additional instructions:

Note: as the Master User (owner of the Master Account,) you will need to approve Secondary Users for your organization. Please review Step V below.

Step IV: Create a Secondary User Account (Authorized Representative)

Multiple members of an organization can register as Secondary Users. This allows the flexibility for various staff to complete different sections of the application or reports without the need to share User IDs and passwords. All Secondary Users must first follow the instructions below to register an account. The Master User must then then authorize the Secondary User to have access to the organization’s applications and reports.  

1. Go to the GO website at http://scac.culturegrants.org
2. Click on the “Sign Up” tab. This will take you to the User registration page.  
3. Complete each of the required fields marked with an asterisk.  
Note: to create a correct Password you must follow the four rules below:  
• Minimum 8 characters (case sensitive)
• Minimum 1 uppercase letter
• Minimum 1 numeric character
• Minimum 1 symbol

4. Select “Yes” from the drop-down question “Is Organization?” at the bottom of the page. This will allow the system to associate your Username with a specific organization.
5. Answer the security question at the bottom of the page.
6. Click “Submit.” This will bring you to the organization search page.
7. On the left, under “Is your organization already registered?”, enter either the name or FEIN number of the organization that has already been registered in the GO system by the Master Account User and click “Search.”  
8. Select the organization name from the list displayed.
9. Click on the “Select Organization” button. The form will self-populate with the selected organization’s information.
10. Scroll down and click “Submit” to request permission to be associated with this organization. This will bring you to the Grants Online End User Terms and Conditions page.
11. Review the agreement and click “Yes” to the terms.   
12. Click “Submit.” You will receive a message that your account is pending authorization from the Master User. The Master User will automatically receive an email from the system that a Secondary User has requested permission to be associated with the Master Account. The Master User should follow Step V below to authorize a Secondary User.

Step V: Authorize a Secondary User
  1. The Master User should log into the Go system at http://scac.culturegrants.org.
  2. Click on the “Manage Account” tab, then click on the “Manage Users” tab.
  3. On the far right side, click on the “Accept User” action icon (check mark).  
  4. On the far right side, click on the “Assign Permissions” action icon.
  5. Select the desired permissions (defined below) for the Secondary User:
  6. Click “Assign Permissions.” 
  • Portfolio- allows Secondary User to upload attachments such as documents, image and audio visual materials.
  • Read/Write formsets- allows Secondary User to read and write in the application or reporting sections of the system.
  • Receive notification – allows Secondary User to receive status notifications related to the application or reports filed by the organization.
  • Submit formset – allows Secondary User to submit applications or reports to SCAC.
  •  Note: we strongly recommended that only the Master user have “Submit formset” permission.