CHALLENGE AMERICA: How to Prepare and Submit an Application

We urge you to read these instructions in their entirety before you begin the application process. Submitting an application is a multi-step process:

  • Part 1: Submit to Grants.gov the “Application for Federal Domestic Assistance/Short Organization Form.” Refer to the Part 1 instructions for important information and deadlines.
  • Part 2: Complete the “Grant Application Form (GAF)” and upload items through the Arts Endowment’s Applicant Portal. Refer to the Part 2 instructions to learn more about how and when to access the Applicant Portal.

Tips

View a Guidelines Online Presentation:

  • Challenge America Guidelines, featuring an overview presentation and tips for applicants.  The presentation will be posted in mid-January.
  • For previous Challenge America applicants who are interested in applying to Grants for Arts Projects. The presentation will be posted in mid-January.

View the Grant Application Form (GAF) Tutorial:

This tutorial provides an overview of the Grant Application Form (GAF) to assist you during Part 2 of the application process: Online Tutorial: Using the Grant Application Form

Ensure that your application is complete with this checklist: