CARES Act Guidelines: Award Administration

Crediting Requirement

Grantees must clearly acknowledge support from the National Endowment for the Arts in their programs and related promotional material including publications and websites. Organizations that receive grants may be provided with specific requirements for acknowledgment of this initiative. In addition, the Arts Endowment will provide detailed crediting language for designated local arts agencies that subgrant to use with their own grantees.

Administrative Requirements

Before submitting an application, organizations should review the Grants for Arts Projects guidelines and General Terms & Conditions for detailed information on legal requirements, financial reviews and audits, and other administrative matters that pertain to this announcement.

Grantees will be required to:

  • Maintain personnel activity (“Time & Effort”) reports for any employee whose salary is charged, in whole or in part, to the award. See examples.
  • For grants for projects that engage artists and/or contractual personnel to whom fees will be paid, maintain written contracts that outline the employment terms.
  • For designated local arts agencies that will subgrant:
    • Require their grantees to provide DUNS numbers before a grant can be made.
    • Report subgrants of $25,000 or more in federal funds to the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act Subaward Reporting System (FSRS).
    • Ensure that all subawards made with federal funds are in compliance with the General Terms and Conditions for an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, including requirements for pass-through entities as provided for under 2 CFR 200.331.

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April 2020

OMB No. 3135-0112 Expires 10/31/2022