NEA Our Town, FY2016

The summary for the NEA Our Town, FY2016 grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the National Endowment for the Arts, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
NEA Our Town, FY2016: The Arts Endowment's support of a project may start on August 1, 2016, or any time thereafter. A grant period of up to two years is allowed.

OUR TOWN: Grant Program Description

The Our Town grant program supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core. Creative placemaking is when artists, arts organizations, and community development practitioners deliberately integrate arts and culture into community revitalization work - placing arts at the table with land-use, transportation, economic development, education, housing, infrastructure, and public safety strategies. This funding supports local efforts to enhance quality of life and opportunity for existing residents, increase creative activity, and create a distinct sense of place.

Through Our Town, subject to the availability of funding, the National Endowment for the Arts will provide a limited number of grants for creative placemaking projects. Our Town requires partnerships between arts organizations and government, other nonprofit organizations, and private entities to achieve livability goals for communities. Click on the type of project to see the requirements for partnerships: Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects LINK or Projects that Build Knowledge About Creative Placemaking LINK.
Federal Grant Title: NEA Our Town, FY2016
Federal Agency Name: National Endowment for the Arts
Grant Categories: Arts
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 2015NEA01OT2
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 45.024
CFDA Descriptions: Promotion of the Arts_Grants to Organizations and Individuals
Current Application Deadline: Sep 21, 2015 The Grants.gov system must receive y
Original Application Deadline: Sep 21, 2015 The Grants.gov system must receive y
Posted Date: May 21, 2015
Creation Date: May 21, 2015
Archive Date: Oct 21, 2015
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $200,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $25,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Independent school districts
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
City or township governments
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
State governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Special district governments
County governments
Additional Information on Eligibility
The Arts Endowment's support of a project may start on August 1, 2016, or any time thereafter. A grant period of up to two years is allowed.

OUR TOWN: Applicant Eligibility
All applications require partnerships that involve at least two primary partners: a nonprofit organization and a local governmental entity, as defined by these guidelines. One of the two primary partners must be a cultural (arts or design) organization. Additional partners are encouraged.

One of the two primary partners must act as the official applicant (lead applicant). This lead applicant must meet the eligibility requirements, submit the application, and assume full responsibility for the grant.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
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Grant Announcement Contact
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National Endowment for the Arts 202-682-5504
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