Requesting a Waiver

If you are unable to submit your application electronically, you may request a waiver. A waiver will be granted for the following reasons only:

  • Internet access is not available within a 30-mile radius of your organization's business office.
  • Disability prevents the submission of an electronic application.

Your waiver request must be in writing and must be received (not postmarked) at the Arts Endowment no later than 5:30 p.m., Eastern Time, on October 15, 2013. You may fax your request to 202/682-5677 or send it to: Waiver Request
Room 616
National Endowment for the Arts
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20506-0001

The National Endowment for the Arts continues to experience delays in the delivery of First-Class mail through the United States Postal Service (USPS). Please consider faxing your waiver request or using a commercial delivery service, particularly if you are sending your request close to the receipt deadline.

In the event a waiver is granted, your complete paper application package must be postmarked (or show other proof of mailing) no later than November 5, 2013