Grants

How to Prepare and Submit an Application

These instructions provide all of the information that you need to submit an application. Submitting an application is a multi-step process. You will interact with the NEA's website, Grants.gov, and the Applicant Portal. We urge you to read these instructions in their entirety before you begin the application process.

First Art Works Deadline:

Part 1 - Submit to Grants.gov

February 14, 2019 by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Prepare application material so that it’s ready to upload when the Applicant Portal opens

Part 2 - Submit to Applicant Portal

February 19, 2019 at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Time to February 26, 2019 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Note: To allow time to resolve any problems you might encounter, we strongly recommend that you register/renew your Grants.gov/SAM registration by at least January 23, 2019 and submit to Grants.gov by at least February 5, 2019.

Second Art Works Deadline:

Part 1 - Submit to Grants.gov

July 11, 2019 by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Prepare application material so that it’s ready to upload when the Applicant Portal opens

Part 2 - Submit to Applicant Portal

July 16, 2019 at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Time to July 23, 2019 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Note: To allow time to resolve any problems you might encounter, we strongly recommend that you register/renew your Grants.gov/SAM registration by at least June 19, 2019 and submit to Grants.gov by at least July 2, 2019.

View the Art Works Guidelines Webinar:

  • We will conduct a live webinar on January 9, 2019, at 3:00 p.m., Eastern Time featuring an overview presentation followed by a Q&A session. Click here to register for the upcoming webinar and for an archive of the webinar after it is concluded.
  • We’ll also hold a webinar for previous Challenge America applicants who are interested in applying to Art Works on January 10, 2019, at 3:00 p.m., Eastern Time. Click here to register for the upcoming webinar and for an archive of the webinar after it is concluded.

Part 1 – Submit to Grants.gov:

Prepare application material so that it’s ready to upload when the Applicant Portal opens.

View the NEA Grant Application Form (GAF) Tutorial:

Part 2 – Submit to the Applicant Portal:

Ensure that your application is complete with this checklist:

Application updates after submission:

Send new information that significantly affects your application (such as changes in artists or confirmed funding commitments) as soon as possible to the specialist for the field/discipline of your project. Remember to include your organization’s name and NEA application number.

If you have questions about your application, please use this list to determine your appropriate staff contact.