Webinar: American Rescue Plan Funding for Arts Organizations in Rural America and Indian Country

 

The National Endowment for the Arts is offering two programs to distribute American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to arts organizations across the country. Through the ARP Grant Program: Rebuilding the Creative Community, funds will help preserve jobs and support art organizations in communities of all sizes by covering general operating costs. These two opportunities are open to nonprofit arts and culture organizations, local governments, federally recognized tribal communities or tribes, and local arts agencies, regardless of whether they have received past NEA funding, significantly expanding access to federal funds for the arts and culture sector. The Arts Endowment is actively seeking first-time applicants that work in rural America and Indian Country, and this workshop will provide content for first-timers as well as previous NEA applicants.

In the video below, view a presentation and Q&A from the National Endowment for the Arts team about the two grant programs, hear from Art of the Rural and First Peoples Fund about the importance of investing in cultural work in rural America and Indian Country, and enjoy a welcome from Congresswoman Sharice Davids, a reading by Autumn White Eyes, and information about a new opportunity from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Viewers will learn how to register your organization to be eligible for federal funding, and gain access to other resources. This webinar is designed to assist rural and Indian Country organizations in the registration and application process.

 

View the chat from the webinar: NEAwebinar7.8.21.

View a pdf of the NEA’s powerpoint presentation on the American Rescue Plan funding opportunities: ARP webinar slides_AOTR-FPF.

Guidelines, application materials, and applicant resources for the NEA grant opportunities are available at arts.gov/grants.

Before applying for federal funding, organizations need to obtain a DUNS number and register with SAM.gov and grants.gov. Registration on SAM.gov and grants.gov can take several weeks, so you should begin the process as soon as possible. The Arts Endowment has put together some instructions and links to help you with this process.

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