Our Town - National Endowment for the Arts


1100 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC20506
United States
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Type of Funding Agency: 
National Arts Organization
Type of Support: 
General Grantmaking
Arts Organizations
Total Funds Granted for Arts for Change Activity: 
$200 000
Restrictions on Grantmaking: 
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. Eligible lead applicants are: Local governments. For the purposes of these guidelines, local governments are defined as counties, parishes, cities, towns, villages, or federally recognized tribal governments. Local arts agencies or other departments, agencies, or entities within an eligible local government may submit the application on behalf of that local government. The following do not qualify as local governments: state level government agencies, other state-designated entities, state higher education institutions, regional governments and entities, quasi-government organizations, regional planning organizations, and business improvement districts. For U.S. territories, if no local government exists, the territory government can serve as the local government. Nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) U.S. organizations with a documented three-year history of programming. To be eligible, the lead applicant organization must: For an organization other than a local government, have a three-year history of programming prior to the application deadline. Meet the Arts Endowment’s "Legal Requirements," including nonprofit, tax-exempt status, at the time of application. Have submitted acceptable Final Report packages by the due date(s) for all Arts Endowment award(s) previously received.
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Our Town is the NEA's primary creative placemaking grants program. The impact of art is extensive and communities across the nation are leveraging the arts and engaging design to make their communities more livable with enhanced quality of life, increased creative activity, a distinct sense of place, and vibrant local economies that together capitalize on their existing assets. Our Town grants invest in projects that contribute to the livability of communities and place the arts at their core.

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