OUR TOWN: 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.


View the Our Town Guidelines Online Presentation:

  • The presentation will feature an overview of the Our Town funding opportunity and tips for applicants. Watch the presentation.

View the Grant Application Form (GAF) Tutorial:

If you have questions, contact the staff at OT@arts.gov.