Apply now for the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs’ American Rescue Plan Arts Grant program for Organizations. Funding for the program is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, through the American Rescue Plan to the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.
American Rescue Plan Arts Grants are intended to reinvigorate arts and culture in communities across the state by supporting jobs and putting Iowa’s creative sector back to work.
- Applicants may request funding for eligible expenses that are incurred and expended within the eligible funding period.
- Minimum Grant Request: $ 2,500
- Maximum Grant Request: $ 20,000
- Grant funds must be used for expenses incurred within the eligible funding period of July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022.
Eligible applicants must be one of the following types of entities. Entities who do not meet these requirements are not eligible to apply.
- Federally tax exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization incorporated and physically located in Iowa
- Physical location of the organization is defined as maintaining a current home office and registered agent address in Iowa defined by Iowa Code as well as maintaining a primary staff presence physically located and working in Iowa
- Unit of local, county or federally-recognized tribal government physically located in Iowa
- Units within institutions of higher education that are physically located in Iowa that have the arts as their core mission and offer public programs are eligible. However, institutions of higher education are limited to one application, from one unit, and may neither apply for nor receive grant funds for multiple units.
For more information, visit https://iowaculture.gov/about-us/about/grants/american-rescue-plan-arts-grant-organizations