National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
08/04/22 11:59 PM ET - Grants.gov deadline; 08/16/22, 11:59 PM ET - Applicant Portal deadline
Grants to USA and territories government agencies and nonprofit organizations for collaborative arts and cultural projects that address community issues. Applicants are advised that required registrations take several weeks to finalize. Eligible projects are those that include a partnership between a local government entity and a nonprofit organization, one of which must be a cultural organization. In addition, projects should engage in partnership with other sectors, such as agriculture and food, economic development, education and youth, environment and energy, health, housing, public safety, transportation, and workforce development.
Our Town is the NEA’s creative placemaking grants program. Through project-based funding, the program supports activities that integrate arts, culture, and design into local efforts that strengthen communities. Our Town projects advance local economic, physical, or social outcomes in communities, ultimately laying the groundwork for systems change and centering equity.
NEA encourages applications for projects that integrate arts, culture and design into strategies for strengthening communities. Arts, culture, and design may uniquely:
Projects can include activities such as:
Our Town project outcomes may include:
For additional information about these activities and outcomes, see the URL for Full Text link below.
GrantWatch ID#: 172667
Applicants must request a grant amount at one of the following levels: $25,000, $50,000, $75,000, $100,000, or $150,000. Very few grants will be awarded at the $150,000 level; these will be only for projects of significant scale and impact.
Support of a project may start on July 1, 2023, or any time thereafter. A grant period of up to two years is allowed. 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.
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