National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Grants for Arts Projects and Challenge America

Although two distinct grant programs, the university may submit only one (1) application for either the Grants for Arts Project or the Challenge America program each year.

Due to these proposal limitations, Chapman will run a limited, internal competition to select which proposal will move forward for submission.

The NEA submission process is a two-step process:
Grants for Arts Projects – Step 1 ( February 13, 2020 and Step 2 (NEA Portal): February 18-25, 2019 for the Winter Deadline.

Step 1 ( July 9, 2020 and Step 2 (NEA Portal): July 14-21, 2020 for the Summer Deadline
Challenge America – Step 1 ( April 9, 2020 and Step 2 (NEA Portal): April 14-21, 2020.

PI Eligible Faculty or Administrators interested in applying should notify Sponsored Projects Services (SPS) via email and note which program (Grants for Arts Projects or Challenge America) by Friday, January 10, 2020.

NOTE: If multiple requests to submit are received, potential applicants will be asked to provide the following Internal Competition documents:

  1. Major Project Activities (single-spaced, up to 500 words)
  2. Estimated Budget Total

Applicants will be notified of selection status on or before Friday, January 17, 2020.

Questions may be directed to