Partnership Award Amounts

Funds to support state-identified goals and activities will be awarded in accordance with the NEA’s legislative mandate, and in compliance with the review criteria.

Additionally, funds for the following will be awarded to each state arts agency as part of their Partnership Agreement grant, relative to programming provided and pending availability of funds:

  • Activities that strengthen state support of the folk & traditional arts;
  • Arts education; and
  • Poetry Out Loud

Funds will be awarded at varying amounts based on review.

Cost Share/Matching Requirement

All awards require a cost share/match of at least 1 to 1.

The 1 to 1 cost share/match must come from state government funds that are directly controlled and appropriated by the state and directly managed by the state agency.

For those agencies covered by the Economic Development of the Territories Act (American Samoa, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the Virgin Islands), the cost share/matching requirement does not apply to the first $200,000 of NEA funds (48 U.S.C. 1469a(d) as amended). Agencies must request a waiver from the cost share/matching requirement for amounts above the first $200,000 of our funds.

All costs included in your Project Budget, whether supported by NEA funds or cost share/matching funds, must be expended during your period of performance, including all costs associated with subgranting activity. Costs associated with other federal funds, whether direct or indirect, cannot be included in your Project Budget. Costs incurred before the earliest project start date of July 1, 2024, cannot be included in your budget or cost share/match.