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Office of Research and Grant Development

Program Details

NEA Our Town

Sponsor: NEA
Internal Deadline: 06/06/2024
Institutional Submission Limit: 2
Sponsor Deadline: 08/15/2024
Program Website

This program provides project-based funding, supporting activities that integrate arts, culture, and design into local efforts that strengthen communities over the long term. Our Town projects engage a wide range of local stakeholders in efforts to advance local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes in communities. Competitive projects are responsive to unique local conditions, authentically engage communities, center equity, advance artful lives, and lay the groundwork for long-term systems change. These projects have a required partnership component.

Grants range from $25,000 to $150,000, with a minimum nonfederal cost share/match equal to the grant amount.


Submission Process

Limited submissions MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research.

If interested in applying for this opportunity, email a two-page project abstract*, include at top the project title, PI, and list of key collaborators, as well as a 2-3 page CV/biosketch for the PI (SCiENcv preferred) by 5pm on the INTERNAL DEADLINE above to Julie Morris at

*please include the total budget amount that will be requested and how the grant will be costshared.

Office of Research and Grant Development

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