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American Rescue Plan Grants to Organizations
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The American Rescue Plan Act’s Grants to Organizations program is providing grant awards of $50,000, $100,000 and $150,000 to help support jobs in the arts sector in their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rescue Plan grants are intended to support day-to-day business expenses and operating costs. Cost share/matching funds are not required. See below for eligibility requirements and eligible uses of funds.  

Program Overview

How to Apply

Eligible organizations must have a DUNS number and be registered on System for Award Management ( and Grants.govThe deadline to complete the Grant Opportunity package on is August 12, 2021.​ Due to expected high demand, applications will be divided into two separate groups.

Organizations with names beginning with A-L: Application link

Organizations with names beginning with M-Z: Application link

The second step of this process is to complete the “Grant Application Form (GAF)” through the Arts Endowment’s Applicant portal. Click here for the Applicant Portal Instruction guide.

Two separate groups will have a limited application window to submit their form.

Organizations with names beginning with A-L: August 19 to 25, 2021 at 11:59 p.m., ET

Organizations with names beginning with M-Z: August 27 to September 2, 2021 at 11:59 p.m., ET

Informational Webinar

For some additional guidance and information, we recommend you check out the program guidelines webinar recording conducted by the National Endowment of the Arts.

We know navigating different COVID-19 relief programs can be challenging. The Pace University SBDC is here to help. Contact us to schedule a no-cost, one-on-one business counseling session.

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