NEA Our Town, FY2016


The Arts Endowment's support of a project may start on August 1, 2016, or any time thereafter. A grant period of up to two years is allowed. OUR TOWN: Grant Program Description The Our Town grant program supports creative placemaking projects that help to transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core. Creative placemaking is when artists, arts organizations, and community development practitioners deliberately integrate arts and culture into community revitalization work - placing arts at the table with land-use, transportation, economic development, education, housing, infrastructure, and public safety strategies. This funding supports local efforts to enhance quality of life and opportunity for existing residents, increase creative activity, and create a distinct sense of place. Through Our Town, subject to the availability of funding, the National Endowment for the Arts will provide a limited number of grants for creative placemaking projects. Our Town requires partnerships between arts organizations and government, other nonprofit organizations, and private entities to achieve livability goals for communities. Click on the type of project to see the requirements for partnerships: Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects LINK or Projects that Build Knowledge About Creative Placemaking LINK.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 10/21/2015 (Archived.)
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
The Arts Endowment's support of a project may start on August 1, 2016, or any time thereafter. A grant period of up to two years is allowed. OUR TOWN: Applicant Eligibility All applications require partnerships that involve at least two primary partners: a nonprofit organization and a local governmental entity, as defined by these guidelines. One of the two primary partners must be a cultural (arts or design) organization. Additional partners are encouraged. 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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
The system must receive your validated and accepted application no later than 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on September 21, 2015.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
NEA Web Manager
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $25,000.00 to $200,000.00


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