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October 7, 2022

On-Year Applicants Only: Submit 1-Page Update by email (Optional)

December 1, 2022

Earliest Announcement of Grant Award or Rejection

April 2023

Submit Partnership Agreements Budget Form

Date Announced in Notification of Funding

Earliest Start Date for Proposed Project

July 1, 2023

We use a staggered, multi-year review for RAO Partnership Agreements. The organizations listed below as on-year applicants are required to submit full-scale applications, while RAOs listed below as off-year applicants have simplified requirements.

On-year: Arts Midwest

Off-Year: Mid-America Arts Alliance, Mid Atlantic Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts, South Arts, Western States Arts Federation

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 7, 2022. See "How to Apply" for further information.

In the event of a major emergency (e.g., a hurricane) or technological failure, the National Endowment for the Arts 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, 2023, or any time thereafter.

Following the notification of funding offers (anticipated to be April 2023), all applicants must complete and submit a Partnership Agreement 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 or
Clifford Murphy at or 202-682-5726.

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

Access for individuals with disabilities:

Information symbol  Contact the Office of Accessibility at 202-682-5532 / or the Office of Civil Rights at to request an accommodation or an alternate format of the guidelines.

April 2022