**The 2018 deadline for this opportunity has passed or the internal application slot has been granted. Updated information will be posted when the next funding cycle opens.**
***If an organization applies to the Challenge America category, it may not submit another application to the Art Works category***
***NEA CHALLENGE AMERICA grants cannot exceed 50% of the total cost of the project. All grants require a nonfederal match of at least 1 to 1***
The Challenge America category offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reac of the arts to underserved populations -- those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Age alone (e.g., youth, seniors) does not qualify a group as underserved; at least one of the underserved characteristics noted above also must be present. Please provide details about the underserved audience you select in your application. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development.
This category encourages and supports the following objective:
- Engagement: Public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation.
CU Internal Expression of Interest Deadline: N/A; email email@example.com if interested
SF-424 to Grants.gov Deadline: April 12, 2018
Materials Submission to Applicant Portal Deadline: April 24, 2018
Nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), U.S. organizations; units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes may apply. Applicants may be arts organizations, local arts agencies, arts service organizations, local education agencies (school districts), and other organizations that can help advance the goals of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Limited Submission Guidelines
If an organization applies to the Challenge America category, it may not submit another application to the Art Works category.
You may apply to other National Endowment for the Arts funding opportunities, including Our Town, in addition to Challenge America. In each case, the request must be for a distinctly different project or a distinctly different phase of the same project, with a different period of performance and costs.
Award Information and Duration
Our grants cannot exceed 50% of the total cost of the project. All grants require a nonfederal match of at least 1 to 1. For example, if an organization receives a $10,000 grant, the total eligible project costs must be at least $20,000 and the organization must provide at least $10,000 toward the project from nonfederal sources.