Grant Amounts and Matching Funds
We anticipate awarding a limited number of grants, subject to the availability of funding.
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. We will award very few grants at the $200,000 level; these will be only for projects of significant scale and impact.
All grants require a nonfederal match of at least 1 to 1. These matching funds may be all cash or a combination of cash and in-kind contributions. You may include in your Project Budget matching funds that are proposed but not yet committed at the time of the application deadline.
All costs included in your Project Budget must be expended within your period of support. Costs associated with other federal funds, whether direct or indirect (e.g., flow down through a state arts agency), can’t be included in your Project Budget.
Period of Support
Our support of a project may start on September 1, 2013, 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.
Any planning costs that are included as part of the project must be incurred during your established period of support. No pre-award costs are allowable in the Project Budget form. Project costs that are incurred before September 1, 2013, will be removed from the Project Budget.
National Endowment for the Arts · an independent federal agency
Director's Welcome (video)
Creative Placemaking (pdf)
2011 & 2012 grants (by type)