The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Challenge America has been launched that offers support primarily to small organizations for projects in all artistic disciplines that extend the reach of the arts to populations that are underserved.
The National Endowment for the Arts is the only arts funder in America—public or private—that provides access to the arts in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.
Through the grantmaking to thousands of organizations each year, they support the creative capacity of communities to provide all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation. Since 2001, the Challenge America program has extended the Arts Endowment’s reach by promoting equal access to the arts in communities across America.
- Challenge America features an abbreviated application, a robust structure of technical assistance, and grants for a set amount of $10,000.
- Grants require a cost share/match of $10,000 consisting of cash and/or in-kind contributions.
- Total project costs must be at least $20,000 or greater.
- Nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), U.S. organizations; units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes may apply. Applicants may be arts organizations, local arts agencies, arts service organizations, local education agencies (school districts), and other organizations that can help advance the goals of the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331446