Arts in Education
To provide competitive grants that support the integration of the arts into the elementary and secondary school curriculum, with particular focus on improving the academic achievement of low-income students.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Office of Innovation and Improvement, Department of Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2016
No Current Data Available. No Current Data Available.Fiscal Year 2017
No Current Data Available.Fiscal Year 2018
No Current Data Available.Fiscal Year 2019
No Current Data Available.Fiscal Year 2020
No Current Data Available.
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended, Title IV, Part F, Subpart 4., Section 4642
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
State educational agencies; local educational agencies in which 20 percent or more of the students served are from low-income families; institutions of higher education; museums and other cultural institutions; the Bureau of Indian Education; a national nonprofit organization; and any other public or private agencies, institutions, or organizations.
Arts educators and administrators, and their students benefit.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The applicant must submit the following by the designated deadline: Written narrative addressing the selection criteria and application content; all required forms: SF 424; A,B,C,D of Form 525; Assurances Non-Construction programs; Certification Regarding Lobbying, Debarment and Suspension; Drug-Free Workplace Requirements; Disclosure of Lobbying Activity; Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility, and Voluntary Exclusion - Lower Tiered Covered Transactions.
Applications are reviewed by the agency for eligibility and completeness; applications are reviewed and scored by a panel of experts; and applications are ranked according to raw scores. A funding slate is prepared, and the highest ranked applications are recommended for funding. Successful and unsuccessful applicants are notified of the outcome, and grant awards are prepared and mailed to successful grantees.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
The approval/disapproval time is approximately 60 to 120 days following the application deadline.
Applicants may apply for a project period of up to four years. Continuation awards are subject to the availability of appropriations and substantial progress by the grantee.
How are proposals selected?
Selection criteria are contained in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) 34 CFR 75.210.
How may assistance be used?
Grants are awarded on a competitive basis to support the following types of activities: (1) development and dissemination of accessible instructional materials and arts-based educational programming, including online resources, in multiple arts disciplines; (2) professional development for arts educators, teachers, and administrators; (3) community and national outreach activities that strengthen and expand partnerships among schools, local educational agencies, communities, or centers for the arts, including national centers for the arts. This program is subject to non-supplanting requirements and must use a restricted indirect cost rate which is referenced under 34 CFR 75.563. For assistance call the Office of Chief Financial Officer/Indirect Cost Group on 202-708-7770.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
In accordance with the General Education Provisions Act and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), certain financial records must be maintained for a period of 3 years.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants under this program may be awarded for up to 48 months. Continuation awards are subject to the availability of funds and substantial progress by the grantee. Electronic transfer
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Arts in Education Grants, Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202 US
(Project Grants) FY 18$29,000,000.00; FY 19 est $29,000,000.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$27,000,000.00; FY 16$27,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range of new awards: $100,000 to $6,700,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The Department of Education General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR). Contact the Program Office for additional information.
Examples of Funded Projects