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Arts In Education National Program

Contact

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

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

What’s New

On May 7, 2018 the U.S. Department of Education announced the FY 2018 Arts in Education National Program Grant Competition. This competition is being administered under the Assistance for Arts Education Program, authorized under title IV, part F, subpart 4 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). These grant awards are authorized to enrich the academic experiences of students by promoting arts education for students, including disadvantaged students and students who are children with disabilities.

For more information about how to apply for an AENP grant, visit the Application Info and Eligibility page.

CALL FOR PEER REVIEWERS

The Department is interested in peer reviewers from various backgrounds and professions including: K-12 arts curriculum specialists and arts-integration teachers; principals and administrators of arts-focused or arts-integration schools; district-, state- or regional-level professional development specialists and coordinators; educational program evaluators, and others with education expertise relevant to AENP’s purpose. Reviewers will have expertise in at least one of the program’s focus areas or in educational evaluation.

For more information, click HERE

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.