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

  • Internet access is not available within a 30-mile radius of your address.
  • Disability prevents you from submitting your application electronically.

Contact the Literary Arts staff at 202-682-5034 or by email at for more information on how to submit your waiver request. Waiver requests must be in writing and must be received at the NEA at least three weeks before the application deadline, or no later than 5:30 p.m., Eastern Time, on February 15, 2023.

Individuals who need assistance accessing this document may contact the Office of Accessibility at or call 202-682-5532 or the Office of Civil Rights at or 202-682-5454.