GRANTS FOR ARTS PROJECTS: Application Calendar

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There are two Grants for Arts Projects application deadlines. Some disciplines only accept certain project types at each deadline; see the guidelines for your project’s discipline for more information.

First Grants for Arts Projects Deadline:

Part 1 - Submit to Grants.gov

February 15, 2024 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

February 21-28, 2024 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Earliest Announcement of Grant Award or Rejection

November 2024

Earliest Start Date for Proposed Project

January 1, 2025

Second Grants for Arts Projects Deadline:

Part 1 - Submit to Grants.gov

July 11, 2024 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 16-23, 2024 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Earliest Announcement of Grant Award or Rejection

April 2025

Earliest Start Date for Proposed Project

June 1, 2025

All Artist Communities and Design applicants must apply at the February 15, 2024, deadline.

Literary Arts accepts specific project types at each deadline; applicants should refer to the Literary Arts page to determine which deadline is appropriate for their proposal.

An organization may submit only one application for the FY 2025 Grants for Arts Projects opportunity (i.e., one application per calendar year). See Application Limits for the few exceptions to this rule.

Before applying, your organization must create and maintain up-to-date registrations with Login.gov, the System for Award Management (SAM) at SAM.gov, and Grants.gov. Registering and maintaining accounts with SAM and Grants.gov is always FREE. See How to Apply for more information.

Registration in SAM.gov and Grants.gov can take several weeks. Give yourself plenty of time to get registered. Similarly, submit your application to Grants.gov well in advance of the deadline in case you encounter any difficulties.

Late, ineligible, and incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Exceptions to the deadline will be considered only for registration or renewal issues or technical malfunctions that are the result of failures on the part of Login.gov, SAM, Grants.gov, or NEA systems, as determined by the NEA. To be considered for this exception, you must provide documentation of a Login.gov, SAM, Grants.gov, or NEA systems failure that prevented your submission by the deadline.

In the event of a major emergency (e.g., a hurricane or a Login.gov, SAM, Grants.gov, or NEA systems technological failure), the NEA Chair may adjust application deadlines for affected applicants. If a deadline is extended for any reason, an announcement will be posted on our website.

Please do not seek information on the status of your application before the announcement date that is listed above.

Questions? Call or email: Agency Contacts

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