Submit to

October 12, 2023

Earliest Announcement of Grant Award or Rejection

April 2024

Submit Partnership Agreements Budget Form

Date Announced in Notification of Funding

Earliest Start Date for Proposed Project

July 1, 2024

We use a staggered, multi-year process for Partnership Agreement grants. The organizations listed below as ON-YEAR applicants are required to submit full-scale applications, while those listed below as OFF-YEAR applicants have simplified requirements.


Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Georgia, Guam, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Dakota


Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Marianas, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Applications must be submitted electronically through, the federal government’s online application system. The system must receive your validated application no later than 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on October 12, 2023. See "How to Apply" for further information.

In the event of an emergency (e.g., a hurricane, a or 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.

Awards will support activities that are scheduled to begin on July 1, 2024, or any time thereafter.

Following the notification of funding offers (anticipated to be April 2024), all applicants must complete and submit a Partnership Agreement grant budget for NEA review. Instructions and deadlines will be provided with the notification of funding.

Questions specific to SAAs and RAOs:
Lara Holman Garritano at or 202-682-5586

For questions specific to Folk Arts Partnership, contact:
Cheryl Schiele at or 202-682-5587

For questions specific to Arts Education, contact:
Nancy Daugherty at, or 202-682-5521

For questions specific to Poetry Out Loud, contact:
Lauren Miller at, or 202-682-5490

For questions specific to Accessibility, contact:
Katharine Hayward at, or 202-682-5748

Access for individuals with disabilities:

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