Arts Project Floating Deadline Grants (APF) Fiscal Year 2021 Guidelines

Program Description

The purpose of the new Arts Project Floating Deadline (APF FY21) grants is to provide funds that support a variety of arts and arts education projects that are conducted online or in-person, with adherence to health and safety guidelines. 

There are two sub-categories of Arts Project Floating Grants: 

  1. APF Grants for the General Public such as exhibitions, performances, poetry readings, or development of new artworks. 
  2. APF Grants for Schools such as workshops, classes, performances, or guided art tours. 


Eligible applicants include federally tax-exempt nonprofit organizations incorporated in Nebraska, public agencies and governmental sub-divisions. Organizations may submit up to one APF Grant application during NAC Fiscal Year 2021 (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022). 

Note: NAC Basic Support Grantees are eligible to apply only in the APF Grants for Schools category. 

How to Apply 

The applicant organization must first be registered in NAC’s online grant system. NAC staff can be reached most efficiently via email. For assistance in creating an account in the NAC grants system, please contact us


Applications are on a floating deadline and are due at least six weeks prior to the project start date. Projects must be completed within NAC Fiscal Year 2021, or by June 30, 2022. 

Grant amounts $1,000 – $3,000. A detailed budget proposal is required. APF grants require at least a one-to-one cash match. 

Criteria Reviewers score APF Grants based on the weighted criteria on a 100-point scale: Artistic Quality (up to 40 points) Planning & Evaluation (up to 30 points) Outreach & Engagement (up to 20 points) Underserved Populations (up to 10 points)