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The City of Lawrence was selected to receive an American Rescue Plan grant of $150,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to help the local Lawrence arts and cultural sector recover from the pandemic. Members of the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission will serve as the grant review panel to provide subgrants to eligible Lawrence arts and culture non-profit organizations to preserve jobs and to help fund operations, facilities, health and safety supplies, and marketing and promotional efforts to encourage attendance and participation.

Only Lawrence-based 501c3 nonprofit organizations with an arts-based mission and programming that is entirely or almost entirely in the arts are eligible to receive funds. Eligible organizations are encouraged to review the full Program Guidelines before beginning the Application below. The application opens on July 18 and closes at 11:59 p.m. on August 22.

Please email any questions regarding the application to If accommodations are needed due to disability, please contact the ADA Compliance Administrator at or 785-832-3180. Requests for accommodations must be made by August 15, 2022.