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
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
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
- Opportunities for Quality Engagement in the Arts
- Feasibility of Implementation
- 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.
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.