The National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) State & Regional Partnership Agreement grants are awarded to the nation’s 56 state and jurisdictional arts agencies (SAAs), and the six regional arts organizations (RAOs) whose members comprise SAAs. Partnership support is also available to the national service organization for the state arts agencies.
Partnership Agreement grant support enables SAAs and RAOs to respond to the needs identified through public planning undertaken with their constituents, partners, and stakeholders. This investment in locally-determined priorities extends federal reach and impact, translating national leadership into local benefit.
State Partnership Agreement grants include general funding for the execution of all aspects of the SAA’s strategic plan and designated funding for folk & traditional arts, arts education, and reaching underserved groups/communities. Participating SAAs also receive support to conduct the Poetry Out Loud program in their respective state.
Regional Partnership Agreement grants include general funding for the execution of all aspects of the RAO’s strategic plan and designated funding to support accessibility, folk & traditional arts, and artist-centered engagement.
Learn more at https://www.arts.gov/grants/partnership-agreement-grants