American Rescue Plan Arts Grant - Organizations

    This funding opportunity has closed. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions via email by November 1, 2021.

    American Rescue Plan Arts Grants are intended to reinvigorate arts and culture in communities across the state by supporting jobs and putting Iowa’s creative sector back to work.

    Funding for the program is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, through the American Rescue Plan to the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.

    • Who: Iowa Nonprofits, Local Governments and Higher Education Institutions
    • What: $2,500 - $20,000
    • When: October 1, 2021 for the funding period of July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022

    How to Apply

    1. Read the guidelines
    2. Watch the recorded informational webinar.
    3. Drop in on virtual office hours via Zoom to ask program staff questions at 11:00 a.m., September 15, 22 and 29.
      Office Hours Zoom Link 
      Office Hours Zoom Call-In: 312-626-6799
      Meeting ID: 626 286 2564
    4. Submit the application 

    Manage Your Grant

    Grantee Handbook

    See the Grantee Handbook (FY22) to learn how to manage your grant, including contract compliance and publicity.

    Final Report

    As a grant recipient, you must complete the final report form at the end of the process and share the impact of the project on arts and culture in Iowa. 


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