Fill out and submit the NEA Grant Application Form and upload items to NEA-GO or the NEA’s applicant portal.
Depending on the application deadline, you will use the NEA GrantsOnline™ System (NEA-GO) or the NEA’s applicant portal to complete Step 2 of the application process. You must first have successfully completed Step 1 (submitting the SF-424 to Grants.gov) by the application deadline of record.
Applicants to the first Art Works deadline will use NEA-GO; applicants to the second Art Works deadlines will use the NEA’s applicant portal.
|Step 1 - Submit SF-424 to Grants.gov||February 16, 2017 by 11:59 p.m., Eastern time
Register/renew by at least January 25
Submit by at least February 7
|Step 2 - Submit Materials to NEA-GO||February 23, 2017 to 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time on March 2, 2017|
Do not attempt to complete Step 2 before NEA-GO or the NEA’s applicant portal becomes available to you on these dates. Your log on credentials will be created for you. Do not log in to the system early and create your own registration. If you do, it will prevent you from accessing the system.
1. Accessing NEA-GO:
How do I find my Grants.gov tracking number? Your Grants.gov tracking number is assigned to you by Grants.gov at the time you submit your SF-424. A confirmation screen will appear once your SF-424 submission is complete. Your Grants.gov tracking number will be provided at the bottom of this screen. Remember to save this number.
How do I find my Agency Tracking #/NEA Application Number? The NEA assigns the number to your application 1-2 business days after you submit your SF-424, but no earlier than February 7 for the February 16 application deadline. The number is not available before these dates. Log on to Grants.gov with the Grants.gov Username and Password that you used to submit your SF-424. Select the Check My Application feature to find your Agency Tracking#/NEA Application Number. NOTE: Check My Application is a separate feature from Track My Application at Grants.gov.
For specific help on how to complete your application, please review the instructions in these guidelines or contact the discipline staff that is appropriate to your project (see "Agency Contacts").
2. Fill out the Grant Application Form
You will submit a substantial part of your application through the Grant Application Form (GAF) in NEA-GO or the NEA’s applicant portal, including:
- Answers to narrative questions about your organization and project.
- Financial information about your organization and project.
- Bios of key individuals.
- Upload work samples and statements of support (For certain disciplines only).
Click below to see the application questions, instructions, and information about required application materials that you will submit through the Grant Application Form in NEA-GO or the NEA’s applicant portal. For your application to be considered complete, every item that is required MUST be included in your application.
You should prepare your responses and material well in advance of the deadline and have them fully ready to upload once NEA-GO or the NEA’s applicant portal opens for you. You will not have access to the Grant Application Form until NEA-GO or the NEA’s applicant portal opens for you to submit your application materials on the dates noted above.
Note: We strongly urge you to complete and submit the Grant Application Form and upload materials outside of the hours of heaviest usage, generally 8:00 pm to 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on the day of the deadline.