Arts in Education

Agency - Department of Education

The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Global Writes, Inc $ 2,290,880   2018-10-012023-09-30
John F Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts $ 6,000,000   2022-05-012023-04-30
Hoonah City School District $ 500,812   2021-10-012022-09-30
Board Of Regents Of The University Of Nebraska $ 279,331   2021-10-012022-09-30
University Of Kansas Center For Research, Inc. $ 277,576   2021-10-012022-09-30
Tulare, County Of $ 279,915   2021-10-012022-09-30
University Of Tennessee $ 253,159   2021-10-012022-09-30
Center For Educational Innovation $ 1,200,000   2021-10-012022-09-30
Dramatic Results $ 1,580,125   2021-10-012022-09-30
Humboldt County Superintendent Of Schools $ 432,153   2021-10-012022-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants are awarded on a competitive basis to support the following types of activities: (1) development and dissemination of accessible instructional materials and arts-based educational programming, including online resources, in multiple arts disciplines; (2) professional development for arts educators, teachers, and administrators; (3) community and national outreach activities that strengthen and expand partnerships among schools, local educational agencies, communities, or centers for the arts, including national centers for the arts.

This program is subject to non-supplanting requirements and must use a restricted indirect cost rate which is referenced under 34 CFR 75.563.

For assistance call the Office of Chief Financial Officer/Indirect Cost Group on 202-708-7770.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State educational agencies; local educational agencies in which 20 percent or more of the students served are from low-income families; institutions of higher education; museums and other cultural institutions; the Bureau of Indian Education; a national nonprofit organization; and any other public or private agencies, institutions, or organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Arts educators and administrators, and their students benefit.


No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The applicant must submit the following by the designated deadline: Written narrative addressing the selection criteria and application content; all required forms: SF 424; A,B,C,D of Form 525; Assurances Non-Construction programs; Certification Regarding Lobbying, Debarment and Suspension; Drug-Free Workplace Requirements; Disclosure of Lobbying Activity; Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility, and Voluntary Exclusion - Lower Tiered Covered Transactions.

Award Procedures

Applications are reviewed by the agency for eligibility and completeness; applications are reviewed and scored by a panel of experts; and applications are ranked according to raw scores. A funding slate is prepared, and the highest ranked applications are recommended for funding. Successful and unsuccessful applicants are notified of the outcome, and grant awards are prepared and mailed to successful grantees.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended, Title IV, Part F, Subpart 4., Section 4642.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

The approval/disapproval time is approximately 60 to 120 days following the application deadline.


Not Applicable.


Applicants may apply for a project period of up to four years. Continuation awards are subject to the availability of appropriations and substantial progress by the grantee.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants under this program may be awarded for up to 48 months. Continuation awards are subject to the availability of funds and substantial progress by the grantee. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

Post Assistance Requirements


Performance Reports are due within six to ten months of the initial award date; these reports are used to determine whether the grantee has made substantial progress toward meeting the project objectives and should or should not receive continuation funding.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.


In accordance with the General Education Provisions Act and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), certain financial records must be maintained for a period of 3 years.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $27,000,000; FY 17 est $27,000,000; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range of new awards: $100,000 to $6,700,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The Department of Education General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR). Contact the Program Office for additional information.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Anna Hinton Arts in Education Grants, Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: Phone: (202) 260-1816

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Selection criteria are contained in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) 34 CFR 75.210.

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