NEA Big Read Program Solicitation, FY2024

Funding TypeGrant
Grantor Agency

National Endowment for the ARTS

Grant RangeUp to 1.5M combined for 6 entities
# of Awards Available6
Programmatic AreaArts & Humanities
Programmatic AreaEducation
Deadline January 18, 2025
Match Required?
Match Amount100%
Eligible EntitiesEligibility for this Cooperative Agreement is limited to the six U.S. Regional Arts Organizations
Focus AreaThe National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is seeking to enter into a Cooperative Agreement with a U.S. Regional Arts Organization (RAO) that will administer the 2025-2026 cycle of the NEA Big Read initiative. The NEA Big Read is a community-focused, literary arts initiative that broadens our understanding of ourselves and our neighbors through the power and joy of reading, writing, and sharing stories. The initiative selects eligible organizations around the country to host dynamic community-wide programs inspired by NEA Big Read-selected writers and/or works of literature. Each community program that receives an NEA Big Read subgrant—which generally ranges between $5,000 and $20,000—is also provided with resources, outreach materials, and training on various programmatic aspects such as working with local partners, developing public relations strategies, and facilitating activities and events.
ContactGeneral contact: Lauren Miller, NEA Big Read Program Manager: or 202-682-5490
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