OUR TOWN: How to Prepare and Submit an Application -Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects

These application guidelines provide all of the information that you need to submit an application. Your application will consist of a combination of information that you will get from the NEA's website, Grants.gov, and the NEA GrantsOnline™ System (NEA-GO). We urge you to read these instructions in their entirety before you begin the application process. You also may want to keep these instructions open in a window in your computer as they contain helpful links to information that you will need as you complete your application.
The application deadline for Our Town works as follows.

  • Step 1: September 21, 2015, no later than 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time: Deadline of record, submit the SF-424 form (Application for Federal Domestic Assistance -- the form that asks for basic information about your organization and project) to Grants.gov. If you do not submit this form by the due date, you will be unable to submit any further documentation for Step 2.

  • Step 2: October 1-8, 2015, no later than 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time: Upload a substantial part of your application, including narrative, bios, financial information, statements of support, and work samples to NEA-GO.
    For a complete application, follow Steps 1-2 below:


A complete application consists of:

Step 1: Submit through Grants.gov (September 21, 2015, deadline):

Step 2: Submit through NEA-GO (October 1-8, 2015):

  • NEA Grant Application Form

    You will submit a substantial part of your application through the Grant Application Form, including:

      * Answers to narrative questions about your organization and project.
      * Financial information about your organization and project.
      * Bios of key individuals.

  • Items to Upload

      * Programmatic activities list
      * Statements of support
      * Work samples