OUR TOWN: How to Prepare and Submit an Application - Place-Based Projects

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 NEA’s Applicant Portal. We urge you to read these instructions in their entirety before you begin the application process.

Part 1 - Submit SF-424 to Grants.gov August 9, 2018 by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time
Part 2 - Submit Materials to Applicant Portal August 14, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Time, to August 21, 2018 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 July 19, 2018 and submit the SF-424 to Grants.gov by at least July 30, 2018.

  1. View the Our Town Guidelines Webinars:

    • We will conduct a live "How to Apply" webinar on June 20, 2018, 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 will conduct a live "Tips & Tricks for Success" webinar on June 27, 2018, 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.
  2. Part 1 – Submit the SF-424 to Grants.gov:

  3. View the NEA Grant Application Form (GAF) Tutorial:

  4. Part 2 – Submit Materials to Applicant Portal:

If you have questions about your application, please contact the staff at OT@arts.gov.