The National Endowment for the Arts has released guidelines for CARES Act funding to support arts jobs and help sustain arts organizations.
Organizations that have received National Endowment for the Arts awards in the past four years are eligible to apply for a direct grant. Funds can be used for staff salary support, fees for artists or contractual personnel, and facilities costs. The direct grants will not require a cost share or match and will be for a fixed amount of $50,000. The deadline to apply is April 22, 2020 with the earliest announcement of grant award or rejection by June 30.