American Rescue Plan Grants to Local Arts Agencies for Subgranting: Award Information

Grant Amounts and Matching Funds

Applicants may request a fixed grant amount for: $150,000, $250,000, or $500,000.

Out of that fixed grant amount, applicants may request up to $50,000 to support their own eligible operating costs associated with administering the subgranting program.

Applications will be reviewed and considered for recommendation at the requested amount only.

Grants do not require a cost share/match. Similarly, subgrants awarded as a result of this program do not require a cost share/match.

Because Congress envisioned this aid to support the arts community, grant funds must be allocated to the arts program / departments / section / office or arts-related activities of the subgrant recipient.

Period of Performance

The Arts Endowment’s grant support may start on or after December 1, 2021. Generally, a grant period of up to two years is allowed.

Costs that are included as part of your proposal must be incurred during the grant’s established period of performance. No pre-award costs are allowable in the Project Budget. Costs that are incurred before the “Earliest Start Date for Proposed Period of Performance” will be removed from the Project Budget.

A grantee may receive more than one federal grant during overlapping periods of performance, HOWEVER those grants must cover different costs and/or activities. If multiple grants are awarded, grantees will be required to keep documentation to show which employees are being paid from each funding source so that the federal government isn't paying more than 100 percent of a salary.