National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
08/08/19 11:59 PM ET - Grants.gov submittal; Submit applications to the Applicant Portal by 08/20/19, 11:59 PM ET.
Grants starting at $25,000 to USA and territories nonprofits and government entities for collaborative projects that integrate arts, design, and culture into community development initiatives. Applicants must complete required registrations prior to applying. Funding is intended for projects that promote systemic changes that sustain the integration of arts, culture, and design into local strategies for strengthening communities. Our Town project outcomes may include economic, physical, social, or systems changes.
- Bring new attention to or elevate key community assets and issues, voices of residents, local history, or cultural infrastructure.
- Inject new or additional energy, resources, activity, people, or enthusiasm into a place, community issue, or local economy.
- Envision new possibilities for a community or place - a new future, a new way of overcoming a challenge, or approaching problem-solving.
- Connect communities, people, places, and economic opportunity via physical spaces or new relationships.
For a list of eligible arts disciplines, see: https://www.arts.gov//sites/default/files/FY20-Our-Town-part2-May2019-rev.pdf#page=7
Projects can include activities such as:
- Arts Engagement
- Cultural Planning
- Artist and Creative Industry Support
For additional information about these activities, see the URL for Full Text.
GrantWatch ID#: 172667
Matching grants range from $25,000 to $200,000.
You must request a grant amount at one of the following levels: $25,000, $50,000, $75,000, $100,000, $150,000, or $200,000.
NEA support of a project may start on July 1, 2020, or any time thereafter. A grant period of up to two years is allowed. Allow sufficient time to plan, execute, and close out your project. The two-year period is intended to allow an applicant sufficient time to plan, execute, and close out its project, not to repeat a one-year project for a second year.
Any planning costs that are included as part of the project must be incurred during your established period of performance.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register with Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/register.html
Application Portal (available beginning on June 19):
Individuals who do not use conventional print should contact the Arts Endowment's Accessibility Office at 202/682-5532 for help in acquiring an audio recording of the guidelines.
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