AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN GRANTS TO ORGANIZATIONS
If you were issued an award under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Grants to Local Arts Agencies for Subgranting, go here.
HOW TO MANAGE YOUR AWARD AND eGMS REACH HANDBOOK
This handbook provides details for understanding your award policy and procedure requirements, including requesting payment and changes to your award, and how to use the National Endowment for the Arts’ online grants management system for award recipients, REACH.
How to Manage Your National Endowment for the Arts Award and eGMS Reach Handbook (3.23)
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR AWARDS (GTCs)
General Terms and Conditions for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to Organizations Incorporating Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (2 CFR), Including updates effective November 12, 2020 (issued AFTER October 2020)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ARP GRANTS TO ORGANIZATIONS
We’ve gathered a list of common questions addressing everything from renewing your SAM registration to submitting your final report. For any additional questions, contact email@example.com.
ARP Grants to Organizations FAQ
ARP GRANTEE Q&A
Join us for an informal "office hours" style Q&A Zoom session. Grants Office staff will be available to answer questions about managing your ARP award.
Please register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Wednesday, May 10th @ 2:30pm ET
All Q&A sessions will include closed captioning.
You must request award funds through an online form available only in REACH. Payment Form Instructions
Watch this video for step-by-step instructions on how to submit an ARP Payment Request.
Important Note: The Arts Endowment has partnered with Enterprise Service Center (ESC), a division of the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), to process payments. Payments will be issued to the bank account in your entity’s SAM.gov account. Please ensure that the banking information is correct and up-to-date. If there are questions regarding your organization’s SAM.gov account or banking information you may receive an email from ESC. ESC’s emails are sent from an @faa.gov address. If you have any concerns, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Generally, only one progress report will be required during the period of performance of the award. It is submitted as part of the Payment Request form through REACH. Limit your response to the space provided on the online form.
The Progress Report is due the first time the cumulative amount requested EXCEEDS two thirds (2/3) of the award amount. The Progress Report must include a description of grant-supported general operating activities that,
- Have been undertaken since the grant period start date, and
- Are scheduled for the remainder of the grant period.
Your final reports will be submitted through REACH. Log in to REACH and open the Forms & Reports tab to view and submit the required reports for your award. Required final reports are due 120 days after your period of performance (award period) ends.
Important Note: Final reports can be submitted as soon as all award funds have been drawn down, even if there is time remaining for the period of performance.
Required Reports for ARP Grantees:
- Federal Financial Report (FFR): Web form available only through REACH | Instructions
- Final Descriptive Report (FDR): Web form available only through REACH
Sample FDR forms: General Operating Support
- Geographic Location of Project Activity Report (GEO): Web form available only through REACH.
Instructions | Spreadsheet Template | FAQs
How to Prepare your FY22 Final Reports
Tips for completing your Final Report documents for ARP Grantees
Watch ARP Final Reports Webinar
ARP Grantee Crediting Requirement: You must clearly acknowledge support from the National Endowment for the Arts for the American Rescue Plan in material such as signs, leaflets, publications, and websites. IMPORTANT: Do not credit specific programs or projects with support from the NEA but instead use this crediting to indicate overall operating support for the organization. Use the following language: [ORGANIZATION NAME] is supported in part by an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.