AIE Enhancement Grants ($1000-$3000)
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This component provides small grants for schools and organizations engaging in arts exposure and arts enrichment activities, such as performances, field trips, or professional development workshops.

What We Fund

Funds may be used for transportation, tickets, presenter fees, workshop fees, and other direct costs related to the enhancement activities. Support may also be requested for emerging projects that are not yet fully developed into curriculum-based activities. Emerging projects will be eligible for no more than 2 years of funding under this program.

Criteria For Funding

It is not necessary to complete the Additional Narrative for Arts Education Applicants at the bottom of the Project Narrative Tab of the eGrant, or to submit curriculum materials with enhancement grant applications. Presenters should include contracts or letters of intent from performing groups. Proposals will be evaluated according to:

  1. Opportunities for Quality Engagement in the Arts
  2. Feasibility of Implementation
  3. Description of Specific Need
Please refer to Evidence of Excellence for AIE Enhancement Grants.

Who May Apply?

Applicants may be individual schools, school systems or non-profit organizations, and may apply independently or as a collaboration/partnership. Any partners listed in the proposal should include letters of commitment in support materials.

Matching Requirement

Enhancement grants must be matched dollar for dollar in cash. Requests must be made between $1000 and $3,000. ASCA funds may not be used for meals. Schools with over 40% students living under the poverty level may request enhancement grants with reduced or no matching requirement. Organizations partnering with schools are not eligible for a reduced matching requirement.

It is highly recommended that applicants seek advice and support from the Arts in Education Program Manager, Diana F. Green, when applying for Curriculum-Based Project Grants.