ORGANIZATIONS: Awards Made After October 1, 2017

A sample award number is 1234567-xx-18, 1234555-xx-C-18

Request funds or changes to your projects and submit final reports through the NEA’s new online grants management system for award recipients, eGMS REACH (REACH). User names for REACH were provided in your award notification.



  • How to Manage Your NEA Award & eGMS REACH Handbook
    This companion resource to the GTCs provides details for understanding your award policy and procedure requirements, including requesting payment and changes to your project, among other important items using the NEA’s new online grants management system for award recipients, REACH.


Note: The NEA has partnered with Enterprise Service Center (ESC), a division of the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), to process payments. Payments will be issued to the bank account in your entity’s account. Please ensure that the banking information is correct and up-to-date. If there are questions regarding your organization’s account or banking information you may receive an email from ESC. ESC’s emails are sent from an address. If you have any concerns, contact the NEA’s Office of Grants Management at


FINAL REPORTS: Your final reports will be submitted entirely through REACH, except for any required hardcopy work product(s). Log in to REACH and open the Reports tab to view and submit the required reports for your award.

  • How To Prepare Your Final Reports
  • Federal Financial Report (FFR): Web form available only through REACH | Instructions
  • Final Descriptive Reports (FDR): Form *

    * Do not try to open in your browser. Instead, right click (PC) or Control-Click (MAC) and select “Save Link As” to download the file to your computer. Then open the file in the latest version of Adobe Reader.

    Once you access the FDR Form, you will be directed to select the type of FDR that you need to complete. The Reports tab in REACH will tell you whether your award requires the FDR-Standard, FDR-Livability, or FDR-Arts Education.

  • Geographic Location of Project Activity spreadsheet (GEO): Form and Instructions
  • Product Requirement

    If you need to submit a hardcopy of a product:
    First-class mail to the NEA is delayed due to security screening. Products put through this process suffer irreversible damage. If you are sending a product use an alternative delivery service, such as UPS or FEDEX.

    Send to the following address:

    National Endowment for the Arts
    Office of Grants Management
    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC 20506