NEA Our Town, FY 2025

Active
Yes
Status
Posted
Published Date
April 23rd, 2024
Close Date
August 1st, 2024
Award Ceiling
$150,000.00
Award Floor
$25,000.00
Opportunity No.
2024NEA01OT

Agency

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Eligible Applicants

Private Institutions of Higher Education

Funding Category

Arts

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is offering the NEA Our Town grant for FY 2025. This grant is part of the NEA's creative placemaking grants program, which supports projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities over the long term. The goal of the Our Town projects is to demonstrate the role of arts, culture, and design in strategies for strengthening local communities, with a focus on equity and long-term systems change tailored to community needs and opportunities. To be eligible for this grant, applicants must be private institutions of higher education. The grant requires a cost-sharing or matching requirement, with grants ranging from $25,000 to $150,000. The minimum cost share or match must be equal to the grant amount. The grant period allows for up to two years, and the Arts Endowment's support of a project may start on July 1, 2025, or any time thereafter. Applicants must submit their applications as a pair consisting of a nonprofit organization and a local government or quasi-government entity. The NEA Web Manager can be contacted for further information at webmgr@art.gov. More details and application instructions can be found on the NEA's website at https://www.arts.gov/grants/our-town/. This grant opportunity provides funding for projects that use arts, culture, and design to strengthen communities and promote long-term systems change. Private institutions of higher education are eligible to apply, and the grant requires a cost-sharing or matching component. The grant amount ranges from $25,000 to $150,000, with a minimum cost share or match equal to the grant amount. The grant period allows for up to two years, starting from July 1, 2025. Applicants must submit their applications as a pair consisting of a nonprofit organization and a local government or quasi-government entity. For more information and application instructions, visit the NEA's website.

Description

Our Town is the National Endowment for the Arts’ creative placemaking grants program. Through project-based funding, we support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities over the long term. Successful Our Town projects demonstrate a specific role for arts, culture, and design as part of strategies for strengthening local communities, ultimately centering equity and laying the groundwork for long-term systems change tailored to community needs and opportunities. All applications are submitted by one organization and require one partner organization. The applicant/partner pair must include 1) a nonprofit organization and 2) a local government or quasi-government entity. Cost share/matching grants range from $25,000 to $150,000, with a minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount. The Arts Endowment’s support of a project may start on July 1, 2025, or any time thereafter. A grant period of up to two years is allowed.

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Opportunity Lifecycle

Title
Type
Grant