Grant Amounts and Matching Funds
Funding Instrument: Grant
Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 20 grants, based on the availability of funding.
Grant Amount: NEA Grants will range from $10,000 to $30,000.
Cost Sharing: All grants require a nonfederal match of at least 1 to 1. For example, if an organization receives a $30,000 grant, the total eligible project costs must be at least $60,000 and the organization must provide at least $30,000 toward the project from nonfederal sources. Indirect costs are allowed and also can be used to match.
The NEA reserves the right to limit its support of a project to a particular phase(s) or cost(s).
All costs included in your Project Budget must be expended during your period of performance. Costs associated with other federal funds, whether direct or indirect (e.g., flow down through a state arts agency), can’t be included in your Project Budget. No pre-award costs are allowable in the Project Budget. Project costs that are incurred before the project start date will be removed from the Project Budget.
All applications submitted and NEA grants made in response to these guidelines are subject to NEA's grant regulations and terms and conditions.
Period of Performance
Our support of a project may start on May 1, 2016, or any time thereafter. Grants generally may cover a period of performance of up to two years, with an exception for projects that include primary data collection as part of the proposed activity. Projects that include primary data collection may request up to three years.