The Assistance for Arts Education Development and Dissemination Grants Program supports the development and dissemination of accessible instructional materials and arts-based educational programming in kindergarten through grade 12 schools. Goals are to increase access to standards-based arts education; integrate standards-based arts education into other subjects; and improve students’ academic performance, including their knowledge and skills in creating, performing, and responding to the arts.
Programming is encouraged in all arts disciplines, including dance, folk arts, media arts, music, theater, and visual arts. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Classroom support using teaching artists, arts specialists, and art therapists.
• Development and dissemination of curricula, lesson plans, online resources, and software programs such as mobile apps.
• Professional development for teachers and administrators.
Eligible applicants are local educational agencies serving low-income students; state educational agencies; the Bureau of Indian Education; institutions of higher education; and museums, cultural institutions, and private organizations. Partnerships are expected. Cost sharing and matching funds are not required. Applications must be submitted online.
Sponsored by US Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement.
Eligibility: Public, Private, Charter, Other Homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations.
Award: Awards range from $525,000 to $625,000.
Deadline: Applications are due July 2.