CHALLENGE AMERICA

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Challenge America application deadline cancelled for the Arts Endowment to prepare for distribution of funding from CARES Act.

For the National Endowment for the Arts to effectively and efficiently gear up to distribute $75 million in funding provided to it by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Arts Endowment must cancel its April 9, 2020 Challenge America application deadline. Challenge America applicants should apply for Grants for Arts Projects with a deadline of July 9, 2020.  

Grants for Arts Projects awards grants to organizations of all sizes and includes projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations. The July 9 deadline is for projects that begin on or after June 1, 2021; please visit our website for more information. (Please note that applications submitted under Challenge America will not be transferred; a new Grants for Arts Projects application must be submitted by July 9.)

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