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 bring the arts to underserved populations. A minimum match of $10,000 from an outside funder is required, however. 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.
For complete program guidelines and application procedures, see the NEA website.