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The National Endowment for the Arts awards matching grants to nonprofit organizations, literature fellowships for published creative writers and translators, and partnership agreements for state arts agencies and regional arts organizations in support of arts projects in thousands of communities across the country.

Grant Review Process

Grants for Organizations

Grants for Arts Projects

Our principal grant program for nonprofit organizations.

Challenge America

Support for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations.

Our Town

Creative placemaking grants.

Research Awards

Research Grants in the Arts and NEA Research Labs funding categories.

Grants for Individuals

Creative Writing Fellowships

Grants in prose and poetry for published creative writers.

Translation Projects

Support for the translation of works of prose, poetry, or drama into English.

Program Solicitation

National Folklife Network

To select a cooperator to establish and administer the network.

Partnership Agreements

Partnership Agreements

Grants for state & territorial arts agencies and regional arts organizations.

Manage Your Award

Manage Your Award

Rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

Recent Grants

Information about NEA grants awarded since 1998.