These are expired guidelines, available for information purposes only. The application deadlines and process have changed. The new guidelines will be available in January. See here for more information.
Applicants may be asked to provide up to four complimentary tickets for NEA staff visits.
Access for Individuals with Disabilities
The Arts Endowment's Accessibility Office assists applicants in making accessibility an integral part of their planning so that organizations and activities are inclusive for staff, panelists, artists, and audiences. For more information, resources, and technical assistance, contact the Accessibility Office at 202/682-5532 or 202/682-5496 Voice/T.T.Y., or see our website at www.arts.gov/resources/Accessibility. The Arts Endowment's Office of Civil Rights at 202/682-5454 or 202/682-5695 Voice/T.T.Y. also provides technical assistance on how to make projects fully accessible.
The Arts Endowment's Office of Civil Rights at 202/682-5454 or 202/682-5695 Voice/T.T.Y. is available to investigate complaints about compliance with accessibility standards as well as other federal civil rights statutes. For inquiries about limited English proficiency, go to http://www.lep.gov, the FOIA Reading Room, or contact the Office of General Counsel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202/682-5418.
The Arts Endowment has set the following standards for serving applicants.We pledge to:
- Treat you with courtesy andefficiency.
- Respond to inquiries andcorrespondence promptly.
- Provide clear and accurateinformation about our policies and procedures.
- Provide timely information aboutfunding opportunities and make guidelines available promptly.
- Promptly acknowledge the receiptof your application.
- Ensure that all eligibleapplications are reviewed thoughtfully and fairly.
We welcome your comments on how we are meeting these standards. Please address them to: Office of Guidelines & Panel Operations; Room 620; National Endowment for the Arts; 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW; Washington, DC 20506-0001; email: email@example.com, attention: Standards for Service. For questions about these guidelines or your application, see "Agency Contacts." In addition, applicants will receive an invitation to participate in a voluntary survey to provide feedback on the grant application guidelines on our website and any experiences consulting with our staff.
The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated at 10 hours per response for Challenge America Fast-Track. This includes the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. The Arts Endowment welcomes any suggestions that you might have on improving the guidelines and making them as easy to use as possible. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to: Office of Guidelines & Panel Operations, Room 620, National Endowment for the Arts, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20506-0001. Note: Applicants are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.