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Current Opportunities

Learn more about the funds available to organizations through the American Rescue Plan. Page last updated 1/11/22.


Midwestern States


  • 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 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.

North Dakota

  • 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.

South Dakota


  • 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

Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawai’i, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming


National Opportunities

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:

Grants to Organizations

Grants to Local Arts Agencies for Subgranting