Guidance Documents

The National Endowment for the Arts does not have any “Guidance Documents” as defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Guidance documents lack the force and effect of law, unless expressly authorized by statute or incorporated into a contract. The Arts Endowment will not use, cite or rely on any guidance that is not posted on this website under Executive Order 13891.

The Arts Endowment has promulgated an interim final rule related to agency guidance documents. That rule is located at 45 CFR § 1157, and can be viewed here. Comments on this regulation are open until September 27, 2020.