The Arts Endowment's support of a project may start on or after January 1, 201 9. Grants awarded under these guidelines generally may cover a period of performance of up to two years.
An organization that applies to the Challenge America category, may not submit another application to
the Art Works category.
You may apply to other National Endowment for the Arts funding opportunities, including Our Town, in addition to Challenge America.
In each case, the request must be for a distinctly different project or a distinctly different phase of the same project, with a different period of performance and costs.
An organization that has received Challenge America grants in FY 2016, 2017, and 2018 may not apply for a Challenge America grant under these FY 2019 guidelines.
That organization may apply for FY 2019 support under other National Endowment for the Arts funding opportunities including Art Works.
Challenge America Program Description The Challenge America category offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations -- those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.
Age alone (e.g., youth, seniors) does not qualify a group as underserved; at least one of the underserved characteristics noted above also must be present.
Please provide details about the underserved audience you select in your application.
Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development.
This category encourages and supports the following objective:
Public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation.