NEA Big Read, Shakespeare in American Communities, Arts Midwest Touring Fund, and the GIG Fund are Federally funded programs managed by Arts Midwest on behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts. Applicants and grantees of these programs must abide by the following requirements unless otherwise indicated below.
The applicant organization must be a nonprofit 501c(3) organization, a unit of state or local government, or a federally recognized tribal community or tribe. Unfortunately, Arts Midwest cannot fund organizations that require fiscal sponsorship for federal programs.
Your organization must have a Unique Entity Identifier or UEI (currently a DUNS number). If you don’t have a DUNS number, you can register by filling out a simple online application at the Dun and Bradstreet website or by calling their toll-free number at 1-(866) 705-5711. To apply, you’ll need to know:
- The legal status of your business (partnership, LLC, corporation, proprietorship)
- Your business’s legal name
- The year of establishment
- Phone number
- Primary products or services
- Number of employees
Enter the data into the fields online or read it over the phone to complete your registration. The whole process typically only takes a few minutes.
To learn more about the DUNS number, go to the Dun and Bradstreet website.
The following is a list of costs that cannot appear in budgets for federally funded programs. Neither the grant nor any match can be used to support these kinds of expenses. This is not an exhaustive list.