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Applicant Info and Eligibility

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Applicant Information

The FY 2018 AAEDD Notice Inviting Applications was posted in the Federal Register on May 1, 2018. The application package can be found here. PDF (1 MB)

UPDATE: The application package instructions and forms template have been updated. Applicants must download and use this application package to apply for the Assistance for Arts Education Development and Dissemination (AAEDD) Grant Program.

FY 2018 AAEDD Competition Timeline

  • Intent to Apply: May 16, 2018
  • Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 2, 2018
  • Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 29, 2018

Pre-Application Webinar Information:

For those interested in applying to the AAEDD grant program, on Wednesday, May 23 staff held a pre-application webinar to help potential applicants understand the Notice Inviting Applications and to offer recommendations for preparing an application. For those who were not able to attend, the webinar was recorded and can be accessed HERE.

To access and download the AAEDD webinar presentation slides, please see below:
AAEDD Webinar Presentation Slides

Previous Competition

To learn more about the previous competitions, please visit the below links.



Who May Apply: (specifically)

Eligible applicants include:

  1. An LEA or consortium of LEAs in which 20 percent or more of the students served by the LEA or LEAs within the consortium are from families with an income below the Federal poverty line (including a public charter school that meets the definition of LEA in section 8101(30) of the ESEA) (eligible LEA), and that may work in partnership with one or more of the following:
    1. An SEA;
    2. An institution of higher education;
    3. The Bureau of Indian Education; or
    4. A museum or cultural institution, or another private agency, institution, organization.
  2. An SEA; an institution of higher education; a museum or cultural institution; Bureau of Indian Education; or private agency, institution, or organization, that must partner with an eligible LEA, and that may partner with another eligible entity.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants are required to provide, in the application, data from the most recent U.S. Census as evidence that the local educational agencies (LEAs) meet the statutory requirement that 20 percent or more of the students served by the LEA (or for each LEA within a consortium of LEAs) are from families with an income below the Federal poverty line.