Skip to Content

Arts In Education—Professional Development For Arts Educators


Bonnie Carter
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave., SW, Room 4W214
Washington DC 20202
(202) 401-3576

CFDA Number: 84.351C
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also known as: Arts in Education-Professional Development

What’s New

In FY 2017, the U.S. Department of Education awarded approximately $7 million in new grants for the Professional Development for Arts Educators program. Out of the 70 applications reviewed, we were able to fund 20 grants representing 14 states. For more information about these awards and other past competitions, visit the Awards page.

Program Description

This program specifically supports the implementation of high-quality model professional development programs for arts educators and other instructional staff in the areas of music, dance, drama, media arts, and visual arts, including folk arts, for students in kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) in which 50 percent or more of the students are from low-income families.

Projects funded by this program use innovative instructional methods and current knowledge from education research and focus on (1) the development, enhancement, or expansion of standards-based arts education programs and/or (2) the integration of standards-based arts instruction with other core academic area content.