NEA American Rescue Plan – Grants to Organizations
Slots: 1 for parent organization and 1 for potential independent component; see below for more.
Internal Deadline: Monday, July 12th, 2021, 5pm PT
Submit to Grants.Gov: August 12, 2021, 11:59pm ET
External Deadline: August 27 – September 2, 2021, 11:59pm ET
Award Type: Grant
Anticipated Amount: Fixed grant amount for $50,000, $100,000 or $150,000 for up to two years.
Process for Limited Submissions: PIs must submit their application through the Office of Research Initiatives & Facilities (ORIF) Application Portal: https://research.usc.edu/usc-grants/. PIs must create their own SurveyMonkey account in order to proceed with submission. Any limited submission that is not Camille Dreyfus, NSF-MRI, or the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation Inventor Fellows can select the ‘Limited Submission’ up top to submit.
Materials to submit – unless otherwise noted in the Office of Research Initiatives & Facilities (ORIF) write-ups below – include:
(1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.
(2) CV – (5 pages maximum)
Who May Serve as PI: Applicant organization must:
- Meet the Arts Endowment’s Legal Requirements, including nonprofit, tax-exempt status at the time of application. (All organizations must apply directly on their own behalf. Applications through a fiscal sponsor/agent are not allowed. See more information on fiscal sponsors/agents .)
- Have completed a three-year history of arts programming prior to the application deadline. For the purpose of defining eligibility, “three-year history” refers to when an organization began its programming and not when it incorporated or received nonprofit, tax-exempt status. Programming is not required to have taken place during consecutive years.
- Have submitted acceptable Final Report packages by the due date(s) for all Arts Endowment grant(s) previously received.
Independent Component: Please see under the ‘Parent (and Related) Organizations’ heading at this webpage: https://www.arts.gov/grants/american-rescue-plan-grants/american-rescue-plan-grants-to-organizations/eligibility.
Purpose: Grants will be made to eligible organizations to support their own operations. Unlike other Arts Endowment funding programs that offer project-based support, Rescue Plan funds are intended to support day-to-day business expenses/operating costs, and not specific programmatic activities.
Support is limited to any or all of the following:
- Salary support, full or partial, for one or more staff positions. Staff positions funded may not conduct work independent of the organization receiving funds.
- Fees/stipends for artists and/or contractual personnel to support the services they provide for specific activities as part of organizational operations.
- Artist fees/stipends should be related to work with a tangible outcome, such as performances, presentations, workshops, and/or the creation of artwork. This is considered a stipend to the artist for the work undertaken during the period of performance. Such work must not be performed independently of the organization receiving funds.
- Facilities costs such as mortgage principal, rent, and utilities.
- Costs associated with health and safety supplies for staff and/or visitors/audiences (e.g., personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, etc.).
- Marketing and promotion costs.
- Rescue Plan funds may be used to support existing jobs, new jobs, or to restore jobs that were furloughed or eliminated due to the pandemic.
Budgetary Requirements: Cost share/matching funds are not required.
Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for updates and other announcements.