OUR TOWN: How to Prepare and Submit an Application - Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design 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 GrantsOnline™ System (NEA-GO). We urge you to read these instructions in their entirety before you begin the application process.


Step 1 - Submit SF-424 to Grants.gov September 12, 2016 by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time
Step 2 - Submit Materials to NEA-GO September 19, 2016 to 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time on September 26, 2016
  1. View the Our Town Guidelines Webinars:

  2. Step 1 – Submit the SF-424 to Grants.gov:

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

  4. Step 2 – Submit Materials to NEA-GO:

  5. 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 staff. Remember to include your organization's name and NEA application number.

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