Learn more about the funds available to organizations through the American Rescue Plan. Page last updated 1/11/22.
- The Illinois Arts Council Agency distributed over $150,000 in American Rescue Plan funds to 18 different organizations. Sign up for their newsletter to stay updated on new opportunities.
- The Indiana Arts Commission had funding available through its Arts Recovery Program. All organizations awarded through this opportunity were eligible to receive funding up to $2,500. Applications closed on July 28, 2021. Learn more here.
- Separately, the Commission is working with Arts Midwest to support community-based projects. Sign up for their newsletter to stay updated.
- The Iowa Arts Council offered American Rescue Plan Arts Grants for individual artists and organizations. Applications closed on October 1, 2021. Learn more and sign up for their newsletter for more details.
- The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs distributed ARP grants totaling over $153,000 to 12 organizations across the state. Sign up for their newsletter to stay updated on new opportunities.
- The Minnesota State Arts Board offered American Rescue Plan Arts Grants to small and midsized Minnesota nonprofit arts organizations and arts affiliates.
- The Arts Board plans to award approximately 65 grants of $15,000 each to organizations in Minnesota, distributed proportionally to organizations in each of Minnesota’s eleven arts regions based on population.
- Applications closed on Friday, October 29, 2021, and awardees will be announced in April 2022
- Please visit the American Rescue Plan Grants web page for updates.
- Through the American Rescue Plan, the North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) has awarded $187,730 to individual artists and $508,120 to arts organizations in North Dakota.. Learn more here.
- The two rounds of applications closed on August 16, 2021 and October 15, 2021.
- Sign up for the North Dakota Council on the Arts’ newsletter to stay updated on new opportunities.
- The Ohio Arts Council distributed 12 grants totaling over $160,000 to organizations across the state.. Sign up for their newsletter to stay updated on new opportunities.
- The South Dakota Arts Council awarded American Rescue Plan funds to nonprofit arts and cultural organizations incorporated and located in South Dakota. More info can be found at https://artscouncil.sd.gov/grants/ARP_Grants.aspx.
- Applications closed on October 8, 2021.
- Sign up for the South Dakota Arts Council newsletter to stay updated on new opportunities.
- The Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB) made awards of various amounts to help arts organizations deal with the effects of COVID-19. Applications closed on October 14, 202.
- Complete information is posted on the WAB website.
- Sign up for the Wisconsin Arts News to stay updated on new opportunities.
Other States & Territories
Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas
- Visit the Mid America Arts Alliance website for more information on grant funding in your state.
Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia
- Visit the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation website for more information on grant funding in your state.
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont
- Visit the New England Foundation for the Arts website for more information on grant funding in your state.
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee
- Visit the South Arts website for more information on grant funding in your state.
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawai’i, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming
- Visit the Western States Arts Federation website for more information on grant funding in your state.
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is designed to fuel the nation’s recovery from the devastating economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Arts Endowment will competitively award a portion of these American Rescue Plan funds to eligible organizations nationwide. These funds are intended to help support jobs in the arts sector, keep the doors open to arts organizations nationwide, and assist the field in its response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rescue Plan funding is available through two separate competitive opportunities: