Applicant Information

FY 2021 AAE Notice Inviting Applications

The FY 2021 Assistance for Arts Education (AAE) Notice Inviting Applications was posted on the Federal Register January 15, 2021.

An amendment to this notice was posted on the Federal Register on March 4, 2021.  Please click here for more information.

UPDATE: This competition closed on April 15, 2021. 

FY 2021 AAE Competition Timeline:

Applications Available:  January 15, 2021.

Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply:  February 16, 2021.

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 15, 2021.

Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: June 14, 2021.

FY 2021 AAE Application Instructions

The AAE Application Package is available for applicants to download and use as a guide only.  This document can also be found on  Unless the applicant qualifies for an exception to the electronic submission requirement, all grant applications must be submitted electronically via

FY 2021 AAE Application Instructions:  PDF (966 KB)

Technical Assistance (TA) Meeting for Prospective Applicants.:

A pre-application meeting was held on Monday, February 1, 2021 to help potential applicants understand the Notice Inviting Applications and to offer guidance for preparing a grant application. For those who were not able to attend or would like a copy of the presentation, please see below:

AAE Pre-Application Slides