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Challenge America Fast-Track Grants

Grantor: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
Posted: November 26, 2018
Due: April 11, 2019

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) 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 bring the arts to underserved populations. A minimum match of $10,000 from an outside funder is required. Applicants are encouraged to consider partnerships among 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 U.S.; a unit of state or local government; or a federally recognized tribal community or tribe. Applicants may be an arts organization, local arts agency, arts service organization, local education agency or school district, or other organization that can help advance NEA goals. All organizations must have a three-year history of programming prior to the application deadline.

Program Contact
Please see the online FAQs or email challengeamerica@arts.gov for details.

The Grants Update is sent each day at 3:00 PM when new grants have been added in the previous 24 hours.

Resource: Federal and State Resources for Infrastructure Projects

Before your city applies for federal grants:

  • Appoint a contact person
  • Register with Grants.gov using the following steps (please note: this may take between 3 business days and 3 weeks):
Additional information can be found here or by contacting Grants.gov Applicant Support at 1-800-518-4726.