Challenge America Grants

National Endowment for the Arts
Deadline: 4/25/2024

These grants offer support to small organizations for projects to reach historically underserved communities with rich and dynamic cultural identities. This [rogram may be a good entry point for organizations that are new to applying for federal funding. Grants are awarded in all artistic disciplines for a wide variety of arts projects.

Challenge America features an abbreviated application, a robust structure of technical assistance and grants for a set amount of $10,000. Grants require a cost share/match of $10,000 consisting of cash and/or in-kind contributions. Total project costs must be at least $20,000 or greater.

On January 17 at 11 AM (Pacific time), NEA theater and musical theater staff will offer an informal “office hours” style Q&A Zoom session to answer questions bout the FY2025 Challenge America guidelines, application process, and deadlines’ visit for more details and to register.

There will also be a guidelines webinar on Wednesday, February 28, at noon (Pacific time). All webinars are free to attend, but registration is required. webinar recordings will be posted shortly after the presentations.