GRANTS FOR ARTS PROJECTS: Application Calendar

There are two Grants for Arts Projects application deadlines. Note that 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:

IMPORTANT: Finalize your Grants.gov/SAM registrations and submit early to Grants.gov to allow time to resolve any issues you might encounter during the submission process.

SAM.gov: No later than January 20, 2021

Grants.gov: No later than February 2, 2021

Part 1 - Submit to Grants.gov

February 11, 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

February 16-23, 2021 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Earliest Announcement of Grant Award or Rejection

November 2021

Earliest Start Date for Proposed Project

January 1, 2022

Second Grants for Arts Projects Deadline:

IMPORTANT: Finalize your Grants.gov/SAM registrations and submit early to Grants.gov to allow time to resolve any issues you might encounter during the submission process.

SAM.gov: No later than June 16, 2021

Grants.gov: No later than June 29, 2021

Part 1 - Submit to Grants.gov

July 8, 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 13-20, 2021 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Earliest Announcement of Grant Award or Rejection

April 2022

Earliest Start Date for Proposed Project

June 1, 2022

NOTE: All Artist Communities and Design applicants must apply at the February 11, 2021, deadline.

See "How to Apply" for application instructions.

An organization may submit only one application under these FY 2022 Grants for Arts Projects guidelines (see "Application Limits" for the few exceptions to this rule).

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

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

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

If you have questions:

Call or email: see "Agency Contacts."

If you have a question about access for individuals with disabilities:

  202-682-5082 Voice/T.T.Y. (Text-Telephone, a device for individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing)

Information symbol  Call or email the Office of Accessibility at 202-682-5532 / accessibility@arts.gov to request an accommodation or an alternate format of the guidelines.

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