Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network (Community Arts Engagement Subgranting), FY2020

Grant Program Description:
Creative Forces is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the U. S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs and state and local arts agencies.

Creative Forces places creative arts therapies at the core of patient-centered care


in military and veteran hospitals across the country, including a telehealth program for patients in rural and remote areas.

The initiative seeks to improve the health, wellness, and quality of life for military and veteran populations exposed to trauma, as well as their families and caregivers.

Administrative support for the initiative is provided by Americans for the Arts.

The purpose of this Program Solicitation is to select an organization (Cooperator) to design and administer Phase One of the Creative Forces Community Arts Engagement Subgranting Program (the Subgranting Program).

The Subgranting Program falls under the Community component of Creative Forces, as described above.

Contingent upon the availability of funds, the Arts Endowment may enter into subsequent Cooperative Agreements with the recipient of this award so that it receives funding to implement Phase Two and related activities.

Project activities may begin on or after October 1, 2020, and may extend for up to 12 months.

An organization may submit only one proposal under this program solicitation.
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National Endowment for the Arts

Agency: National Endowment for the Arts

Office: National Endowment for the Arts

Estimated Funding: $6,000,000

Who's Eligible

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
Organizations submitting SOIs must meet the following criteria: • Be a U.S.- or foreign-based non-profit/non-governmental organization (NGO), or a public international organization; or • Be a private, public, or state institution of higher education; or • Be a for-profit organization or business (noting there are restrictions on payment of fees and/or profits under grants and cooperative agreements, including those outlined in 48 CFR 30, "Cost Accounting Standards Administration", and 48 CFR 31, "Contract Cost Principles and Procedures"); and • Have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with thematic or in-country partners, entities, and relevant stakeholders including private sector partner and NGOs; and • Have demonstrable experience administering successful and preferably similar programs.

DRL reserves the right to request additional background information on organizations that do not have previous experience administering federal awards.

These applicants may

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