Challenge America

Challenge America



 400 7th St SW, Washington, D.C., 20506

The National Endowment for the Arts is the only arts funder in America—public or private—that provides access to the arts in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. Through our grantmaking to thousands of organizations each year, we support the creative capacity of communities to provide all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation. Since 2001, the Challenge America program has extended the Arts Endowment’s reach by promoting equal access to the arts in communities across America.

Challenge America offers support primarily to small organizations for projects in all artistic disciplines that extend the reach of the arts to populations that are underserved.

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  • SAM Registration: March 30, 2021
  • Registration: April 13, 2021
  • Submission: April 22, 2021
  • Submit to Applicant Portal: April 27 – May 4, 2021