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NEA Our Town Technical Assistance Program

Post Date

May 21st 2015

Application Due Date

July 21st 2015

The system must receive your validated and accepted application no later than 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on July 21, 2015. We strongly recommend that you submit at least 10 days in advance of the deadline to give yourself ample time to reso

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)

Cooperative Agreement

Funding Activity Categories


Eligibility Categories

State Governments
County Governments
City or Township Governments
Special District Governments
Independent School Districts
Public and State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
Federally Recognized Native American Tribal Governments
Non-Profits With 501 (c) (3) Status With The IRS (Except Higher Education Institutions)
Private Institutions of Higher Education

This Cooperative Agreement will begin no earlier than February 1, 2016, and end on January 30, 2018. Applicant Eligibility Nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3), U.S. organizations; units of state or local government; or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes may apply. To be eligible, the applicant organization must: ╢ Meet the Arts Endowment's "Legal Requirements" at the time of application. ╢ Have submitted acceptable Final Report packages by the due date(s) for all Arts Endowment award(s) previously received. An organization may submit only one proposal under this program solicitation. You may apply to other Arts Endowment funding opportunities, including Art Works and Our Town, in addition to this program solicitation. In each case, the request must be for a distinctly different project.


  • Award Range:

    $500000 - $500000

Grant Description

This Cooperative Agreement will begin no earlier than February 1, 2016, and end on January 30, 2018. Scope of Work The purpose of this Program Solicitation is to select an organization (Cooperator) to implement the Our Town Technical Assistance Pilot Program activities as described below. In brief, the Cooperator will: _ Plan, coordinate, and implement a technical assistance program serving select Our Town grantees that will both assist these organizations in effectively executing their creative placemaking activities and educate the Arts Endowment in its understanding of the creative placemaking field. Projects must include these components: 1. Short-term, targeted technical assistance consultancies with selected organizations. 2. A barriers analysis across the selected organizations to identify impediments to successful creative placemaking. 3. Development and dissemination of project resource materials for participating organizations as well as other practitioners and general audiences. _ Present recommendations on the desirability and viability of a future technical assistance program for all Our Town grantees, including a cost analysis that ramps up from 50 to 200 grantees throughout the country.

Contact Information

  • Agency

    National Endowment for the Arts

  • Office:


  • Agency Contact:

    NEA Web Manager

  • Agency Mailing Address:

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  • Agency Email Address:

  • More Information:

    NEA Web Site Posting

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