[PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Listserv] The National Endowment for the Arts Announces CARES Act Funding Guidelines

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*The National Endowment for the Arts Announces CARES Act Funding Guidelines*

Regional and State Arts Agencies to Disburse 40% of Funds Through Local and
Regional Programs

This morning, the National Endowment for the Arts announced guidelines to
distribute funding to nonprofit arts organizations from the Coronavirus
Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to preserve jobs and help
support organizations forced to close operations due to the spread of

With the $75 million appropriated to the National Endowment for the Arts
through the CARES Act, the Arts Endowment will award 40 percent of the
funds directly to state and regional arts agencies to distribute through
their funding programs. Sixty percent of the funds are designated for
direct grants to nonprofit arts organizations all across the United States
and will be announced by June 30.

The more than 3,700 organizations that have received National Endowment for
the Arts awards in the past four years are eligible to apply for a direct
grant through the Arts Endowment's program. Funds can be used for staff
salary support, fees for artists or contractual personnel, and facilities
costs. The direct grants will not require a cost share or match and will be
for a fixed amount of $50,000. Designated local arts agencies eligible to
subgrant may request $100,000 or $250,000 for subgranting programs. The
deadline to apply is April 22, 2020 with the earliest announcement of grant
award or rejection by June 30, 2020. Please see the Arts Endowment’s
website for

program description

eligibility requirements

application review



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