NEA Our Town, FY2021

The Arts Endowment’s support of a project may start on July 1, 2021, or any time thereafter.

A grant period of up to two years is allowed.

An organization may submit as a lead applicant two applications to Our Town.

A partnering organization may serve as a partner on as many
applications as they like.

You may apply to other National Endowment for the Arts funding opportunities, including Grants for Arts Projects, in addition to Our Town.

In each case, the request must be for a distinctly different project, or a distinctly different phase of a project.

If you have applied to the Arts Endowment in the past and were not recommended for funding, you may apply again to any funding opportunity, including Our Town.

Program Description Our Town is the National Endowment for the Arts’ creative placemaking grants program.

Through project-based funding, we support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes.

Successful Our Town projects ultimately lay the groundwork for systemic changes that sustain the integration of arts, culture, and design into local strategies for strengthening communities.

These projects require a partnership between a local government entity and nonprofit organization, one of which must be a cultural organization; and should engage in partnership with other sectors (such as agriculture and food, economic development, education and youth, environment and energy, health, housing, public safety, transportation, and workforce development).

Cost share/matching grants range from $25,000 to $150,000, with a minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount.
Related Programs

Promotion of the Arts_Grants to Organizations and Individuals

National Endowment for the Arts


Agency: National Endowment for the Arts

Office: National Endowment for the Arts

Estimated Funding: $76,788


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories



Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
NEA Web Site Announcement

Additional Information of Eligibility:
This financial assistance opportunity is being issued under a Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program.

CESU¿s are partnerships that provide research, technical assistance, and education.

Eligible recipients must be a participating partner of the Rocky Mountain Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
https://www.arts.gov/grants-organizations/our-town

Contact:


Agency Email Description:
NEA Web Manager

Agency Email:


Date Posted:
2020-05-06

Application Due Date:


Archive Date:
2020-08-06




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