Federal Funding Webinar: New Opportunities for Nonprofits and Local Arts Agencies through the National Endowment for the Arts

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Federal Funding Webinar: New Opportunities for Nonprofits and Local Arts Agencies through the National Endowment for the Arts

This webinar was recorded on July 13, 2021.

The National Endowment for the Arts has released guidelines and application materials for two programs to distribute American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds as well as resources for applicants. 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.

Watch the recently-recorded webinar with the National Endowment for the Arts team and South Arts to explore these new programs, learn how to register your organization to be eligible for federal funding, gain other resources, and participate in a Q&A session. First-time applicants are encouraged to apply, and this workshop provides content for first-timers as well as previous NEA applicants.

Guidelines, application materials, and applicant resources are available at arts.gov/grants.

Before applying for Arts Endowment funding, you will need to obtain a DUNS number and register at SAM.gov and grants.gov. Registration in SAM.gov and grants.gov 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.

Links and Resources Referenced in the webinar:

Email:

Telephone:

  • Grants to Local Arts Agencies for Subgranting Program: 202-682-5035
  • Grants to Organizations Program:​
    • Organizations with legal names beginning with A-L: 202-682-5036
    • Organizations with legal names beginning with M-Z: 202-682-5046

Individuals with Disabilities:

Contact the Office of Accessibility at 202-682-5532 / accessibility@arts.gov or the Office of Civil Rights at civilrights@arts.gov to request an accommodation or an alternate format of the guidelines.​

Resources: