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Arts In Education National Program

CFDA Number: 84.351F
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also known as: Arts in Education National Program

What’s New

The Department is proud to announce The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as the 2018 AENP grantee. The Department awarded one grant totaling $8 million. For more information about this award and past awards, please visit the Awards page.

Program Description

This program supports national-level, high-quality arts education projects and services for children and youth, with special emphasis on serving students from low-income families and students with disabilities.

Types of Projects

This program supports high-quality arts education projects that must:

  1. Support community and national outreach activities that strengthen and expand partnerships among schools, local educational agencies (LEAs), communities, or centers for the arts, including national centers for the arts.
  2. Implement, or expand, initiatives in arts education and arts integration.
  3. Have a special emphasis on serving children from low-income families and children with disabilities.

The following activities and services can be supported through the AENP:

  • Professional development for pre-kindergarten-through-grade-12 educators, including special educators and arts educators.
  • Development and dissemination of instructional materials, including online resources, in multiple arts disciplines for educators.
  • Arts-based and arts-integrated curriculum and educational programming in music, dance, theater, media arts, and visual arts, including folk arts, for pre-kindergarten-through-grade-12 students and arts educators.
  • Community and national outreach activities that strengthen and expand partnerships among schools, school districts, communities and centers of the arts throughout the country.
  • Other high-quality arts projects for children and youth, with special emphasis on serving children from low-income families and children with disabilities.

Contact

Asheley McBride
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave., SW, 4W240
Washington DC 20202
(202) 453-6398
(800) USA-LEARN