The National Endowment for the Arts is accepting applications from small and midsize organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations, including those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.
Through the Challenge America Fast-Track grants program, NEA will award fixed grants of $10,000 to projects designed to extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations. A minimum $10,000 match from an outside funder is required. Applicants are encouraged to consider partnerships with other organizations, both in and outside the arts, as appropriate to their project.
To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization in the United States; a unit of state or local government; or a federally recognized tribal community. Applicants may be arts organizations, local arts agencies, art service organizations, local education agencies (school districts), and other organizations that can help advance NEA goals. All organizations must have a three-year history of programming prior to the application deadline.
For complete program guidelines and application procedures, visit the NEA website.