2017 National Heritage Fellowships Awards Program


An organization may submit only one proposal under this program solicitation. This Cooperative Agreement may begin no earlier than December 1, 2016, and may extend for up to 12 months. Description The purpose of this Program Solicitation is to select an organization to assist the National Endowment for the Arts with the 2017 National Heritage Fellowships Awards program by coordinating a concert, ceremony and reception, awardee dinner, and associated events. Each year, the National Endowment for the Arts awards a limited number of lifetime honors to individuals in recognition of their outstanding contributions to our nation’s artistic heritage. One of these programs, the NEA National Heritage Fellowship Awards, pays tribute and draws public attention to the excellence and diversity of our nation’s folk and traditional arts. The one-time-only awards go to significant traditional artists from across the country in recognition of their contributions to a particular traditional art form and to the American public through their artistic work. Since 1982, new awardees have travelled to Washington, DC to receive our nation’s highest honor in this field in a public ceremony and perform in a concert. Through this Program Solicitation, the National Endowment for the Arts seeks a Cooperator to assist in the production and execution of the award program’s public events including bringing the recipients to Washington, DC and coordinating the various events surrounding the official presentation of the 2017 National Heritage Fellowship awards.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office: National Endowment for the Arts
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Applicant Eligibility Nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), U.S. organizations; units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes may apply. To be eligible, the applicant organization must: • Meet the Arts Endowment's "Legal Requirements" at the time of application. • Have submitted acceptable Final Report packages by the due date(s) for all Arts Endowment award(s) previously received. An organization may submit only one proposal under this program solicitation. You may apply to other National Endowment for the Arts funding opportunities, including Art Works and Our Town, in addition to this program solicitation. In each case, the request must be for a distinctly different project.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
The Grants.gov system must receive your proposal no later than 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on April 5, 2016. We strongly recommend that you submit your application by March 25, 2016 to give yourself ample time to resolve any problems that you might en
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
NEA Web Manager
Website Address
E-mail Address
webmgr @arts.gov
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $310,000.00 to $310,000.00


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