REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT GRANTS: Additional Information on Accessibility

The NEA’s Office of Accessibility allocates funding to Regional Arts Organizations to support professional development for Regional Arts Organization and member State Arts Agency staff on accessibility requirements for cultural organizations and engagement with the disability community.

Partnership Agreement Grant Support for Accessibility

Funding is included in Partnership Agreement grants, through an allocation from the NEA’s Office of Accessibility. Accessibility-specific funding is available in amounts of up to $12,000 for FY24.

Accessibility-related activities can include, but are not limited to:

  • Support for travel and registration expenses for SAA and RAO Accessibility Coordinators and other staff to attend NEA-led peer sessions at the Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability Conference, the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) Assembly, and/or other conferences, if applicable.
  • Delivery of other professional development activities including in-person training, webinars, and other virtual events on topics related to accessibility and engagement of the disability community. Activities can include constituents, but should prioritize training of SAA and RAO staff.
  • Funding for SAA and RAO staff to attend other accessibility training and educational activities, such as Regional or National ADA Center conferences and certification training.
  • Support for subgrants of up to $5,000 to cover the cost of access accommodations for cultural organizations and/or professional development for artists and other cultural workers with disabilities.