OUR TOWN: Application Calendar

Part 1 - Submit to Grants.gov August 6, 2020 by 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 August 11-18, 2020 by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time
Earliest Announcement of Grant Award or Rejection April 2021
Earliest Beginning Date for National Endowment for the Arts Period of Performance July 1, 2021

Note: To allow time to resolve any problems you might encounter, finalize your Grants.gov/SAM registration by at least July 16, 2020, and submit to Grants.gov by at least July 27, 2020.

You are required to use Grants.gov. See "How to Prepare and Submit an Application" for further information.

Before you apply through Grants.gov for the first time, you must be registered. Registration with Grants.gov:

  • Is a multi-step process.
  • Takes time; allow at least two weeks.
  • Must be completed before you can submit your application.

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 Arts Endowment Chairman may adjust application deadlines for affected applicants. If a deadline is extended for any reason, an announcement will be posted on our website.

If you have questions: Email: OT@arts.gov

  202-682-5496 Voice/T.T.Y. (Text-Telephone, a device for individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.)

Information symbol  Individuals who do not use conventional print should contact the Arts Endowment's Accessibility Office at 202-682-5532 for help in acquiring an audio recording of these guidelines.

OMB No. 3135-0112 Expires 10/31/2022
CFDA No. 45.024

May 2020