Assistance for Arts Education

Well Rounded Education Programs


Discretionary/Competitive Grants Assistance for Arts Education

What’s New

The FY 2021 Assistance for Arts Education (AAE) Notice Inviting Applications was posted on the Federal Register January 15, 2021.  The deadline for submission of applications was April 15, 2021.  The Department has completed the peer review of eligible grant applications and awards will be made by September 30, 2021. 

Program Overview

The AAE program promotes arts education for students, including disadvantaged students and students who are children with disabilities, through activities such as (a) professional development for arts educators, teachers, and principals; (b) development and dissemination of accessible instructional materials and arts-based educational programming, including online resources, in multiple arts disciplines; and (c) 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.

Assistance for Arts Education

  • Bonnie Carter
    Assistance for Arts Education Program
    U.S. Department of Education, OESE
    400 Maryland Ave., SW
    Washington, DC 20202
Last Modified: 08/17/2021