New Funding Competition Opens for Arts, Community Project Grants

Nat'l Endowment for the ArtsAgency: Nat’l Endowment for the Arts (NEA); Program: NEA FY 2017 Art Works II (CFDA Number: 45.024) (Funding Opportunity Number: 2016NEA01AW2); Eligibility: Governments, schools, tribes, public and private colleges and universities and 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards ranging from $10,000-$100,000 each; Deadline: July 14.

Summary: Grants support educational and related activities for children, adults, intergenerational groups and schools. Grantees will use the funds to support creation of art meeting the highest standards of excellence and public engagement. NEA encourages applications from innovative community-based partnerships integrating the arts with livability efforts. School-based and youth programs have won awards in the past. For example, the AjA Project, San Diego, won a $30,000 grant for PhotoCity, a visual arts-based after-school program for underserved youth.

The Capitol Region Education Council, Hartford, CT, won a $30,000 grant for the Center for Creative Youth. The program is a pre-professional intensive summer arts residency program for high school students at Wesleyan U. Students take classes in creative writing, dance, filmmaking, instrumental and vocal music, musical theater, taught by professional resident arts instructors and guest artists. For a list of past winners, go to:

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About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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