This Monday, I received a small but thick envelope from the program's authority. My application has been accepted and I was granted 90% of the requested money for equipment. The only thing is they didn't accept my request for consumables (film, paper, chemicals).
Of course, there was no check attached to the papers.
The reply took about five months.
To get the money I have to acrobatically jump through a lot of burocrautical flaming hoops and it could take a while.
Considering I have already gotten a couple of well paying projects, my anxiety about this whole affair has topped.
Tomorrow morning I am starting the whole paperwork marathon so I am still not throwing a party.

Wish me good luck in surviving the buraucrats.