American Rescue Plan Grants to Local Arts Agencies for Subgranting: Application Calendar

Part 1 - Submit to

July 22, 2021 at 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

July 27 - August 2, 2021 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Earliest Announcement of Grant Award or Rejection

November 2021

Earliest Beginning Date for National Endowment for the Arts Period of Performance

December 1, 2021

Before submitting to, your organization must register or renew/verify its registration with both and the System for Award Management (SAM). These registrations can take several weeks.

NOTE: To help reduce burden, there will be a 180-day extension for existing SAM registrations that have expiration dates ranging between April 1, 2021, and September 30, 2021. This effort is intended as relief for those otherwise required to re-register during that timeframe. This does not impact entities registering with SAM for the first time. If approved for funding, you must have an active registration in order to receive an award.

If your organization does not have a SAM registration and you are thinking of applying for Rescue Plan funds, start the SAM registration process as soon as possible.   

See “How to Apply” for more information on SAM and requirements.

Paperwork Reduction Act Statement

The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated at an average of 8 hours per response. This includes the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. We welcome any suggestions that you might have on improving the guidelines and making them as easy to use as possible. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to:, attention: Reporting Burden. Note: Applicants are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.

June 2021

OMB No. 3135-0143 Expires 12/31/2021