NEA American Rescue Plan Funding Opportunities

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NEA American Rescue Plan Funding Opportunities


National Endowment for the Arts
American Rescue Plan Funding Opportunities!

Last week, the National Endowment for the Arts released guidelines and application materials for two programs to distribute American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds. These programs are open to nonprofit arts and culture organizations and local arts agencies, regardless of whether they have received NEA funding in the past. This is a change from previous emergency funding requirements at the NEA and significantly expands access to federal funds for the arts and culture sector. The NEA encourages applications from first-time applicants, and will offer workshops, question and answer sessions, and other resources for those new to federal funding.

Rescue Plan funding is available through two separate competitive opportunities:

Grants to Organizations (Deadline: August 12, 2021)
Grants to Local Arts Agencies for Subgranting (Deadline: July 22, 2021)

Before applying for Arts Endowment funding, you will need to obtain a DUNS number and register at and Registration in and can take several weeks, so you should begin the process as soon as possible. Here are resources that can assist you in the registration process.

Guidelines, application materials, and applicant resources are available at