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

Part 1 - Submit to Grants.gov August 8, 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 August 13, 2019 at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Time, to August 20, 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 July 18, 2019 and submit to Grants.gov by at least July 29, 2019.

  1. View the Our Town Guidelines Webinar:

    • We will conduct a live "Tips for a Successful Our Town Application" webinar on June 24, 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.
  2. Part 1 – Submit to Grants.gov:

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

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

  2. Part 2 – Submit to Applicant Portal:

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