Applicant Information

FY 2022 AAE Inviting Applications (NIA)

FY 2022 Assistance for Arts Education Grant Opportunity:

The FY 2022 Assistance for Arts Education (AAE) Notice Inviting Applications was published in the Federal Register on May 31, 2022.

FY 2022 AAE Competition 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 AAE grant applications must be submitted electronically via

FY 2022 AAE Application Instructions: PDF 

Competition Dates:

  • Applications Available: May 31, 2022.
  • Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 30, 2022
  • Deadline for Intergovernmental Review:  August 29, 2022

Pre-Application Recording for Potential Applicants:

To assist potential applicants in preparing applications, the Department has provided a pre-application presentation, which discusses eligibility, selection criteria, instructions and helpful hints for submitting your grant application and other information to assist applicants. You can listen to the presentation here and view the slides here.

Call for Peer Reviewers:

The Department is seeking peer reviewers for the Assistance for Arts Education grant competition.  We are seeking peer reviewers from various educational backgrounds and professions, including pre-K-12 arts curriculum specialists and arts-integration teachers; principals and administrators of arts-focused or arts-integration schools; professional development specialists at the district, state, or regional-level and educational program evaluators. Additionally, the most qualified candidates may have expertise in arts integration, staff development, working with children from low-income families and children with disabilities, research and evaluation, and prior experience reviewing grant applications. Please read through the instructions and complete the submission process you are interested in serving in this round of Arts grant competitions.