U.S. Department of Education Announces New Funding Round for Arts in Education Mode Development and Dissemination Grants

Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 2, 2018.

Following Congressional approval of a $2 million increase in FY18 funding for the Assistance for Arts Education program, the U.S. Department of Education announced yesterday a new grant competition, with a very quick turn-around time for letters of intent to apply.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Assistance for Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination Grants Program (AAEDD), formerly known as the Arts in Education—Model Development and Dissemination Grants Program (AEMDD), has announced an FY 2018 grant competition, which has one absolute priority as follows:

Projects that develop, disseminate, and integrate high- quality, effective arts-based instructional materials and educational programming, including online resources, in multiple arts disciplines that effectively (1) increase access to standards-based arts education; (2) integrate standards-based arts education into other subjects as part of a well-rounded education; and (3) improve students’ academic performance, including their knowledge and skills in creating, performing, and responding to the arts. In order to meet this priority, an applicant must demonstrate that the standards-based arts education and programming instructional materials and educational programming are linked to State and/or national standards intended to enable all students to meet challenging expectations and to improve student and school performance.

This program must be administered in partnership with a local education agency (LEA) or consortium of LEAs in which 20% or more of the students served are from families with an income below the Federal poverty line. The project period is 4 years, and applicants must include all 4 years in the budget request.

The FY18 AAEDD competition is currently open, with the following deadlines:

  • Intent to Apply: May 16, 2018
  • Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 2, 2018.

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