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Grants to Maryland Nonprofits, Individuals, and Schools for Arts Projects and Programs for Children and Youth in Eligible Areas

Community Grant Program - Arts In Education Program (AIEP)


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Geographic Focus
USA: Maryland: Prince George’s County

Important Dates
Deadline: 05/16/22 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $5,000 to Maryland individual artists and nonprofit organizations for arts projects and programs that benefit children and youth in eligible locations. Funding is intended to support a range high-quality arts and cultural activities for students in grades K-12, with a preference for programs serving children in grades 4-12. Eligible activities benefit youth in Prince George’s County.

The Arts in Education Program (AIEP) is designed to support artists, arts educators, and organizations that provide high-quality arts and cultural activities to youth in educational settings from kindergarten through high school. These programs or projects may include, but are not limited to; arts instruction, arts integrated learning, artist in residency, in-school performances, field trip experiences, arts integration curriculum development, creative placemaking, as well as professional development for teachers.

Where possible an emphasis should be placed on providing a connection to MSDE standards-based curriculum should be identified to deepen student or staff learning about the subject and experience. The Arts in Education Program will support projects that enhance the learning that is already required curriculum instruction.

Funding is distributed in five categories: School-Based Projects including Virtual Projects, Artist in Residency Projects, Community-Based Projects, Public Art Partnership Projects and Teacher  Professional Development. Funds are awarded to artists, arts educators and nonprofits that demonstrate a significant and positive impact on student academic achievement through increased arts and cultural access. For more information, see

 Examples of allowable costs for Arts in Education Programs:

  • Teaching artists and art consultants;
  • Salaries for arts educators for nonprofit organizations
  • Materials, supplies and small equipment purchases that are directly related to project implementation; and
  • Travel and transportation directly related to project implementation.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Individuals must:
- Be artists or arts professionals aged 18 or older;
- Have residency or active studio in Prince George’s County (for at least six months prior to application);
- Project or residency must serve Prince George’s County Public School studens, and students in approved charter or private school in grades Kindergarten through 12.
- Be in good standing with PGAHC. Applicants with incomplete or delinquent reports, in any funding program, as of December 31, 2021, are ineligible to receive an additional award from PGAHC in FY2022.

Organizations: Must be incorporated as a nonprofit, with a designated tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, as well as incorporated within the State of Maryland;
- Have their Federal and Maryland tax exempt status (subject to PGAHC verification) in good standing for one year prior to the application deadline;
- Have principal offices that are located in Prince George’s County, as documented by the address on the organization’s official 990 document. PO Boxes may not be used as a primary business address;
- Have a demonstrated commitment to provide arts and humanities programs to the residents of Prince George’s County. At least fifty-one percent (51%) of scheduled arts activities occur in Prince George’s County;
- Be in good standing with PGAHC. Applicants with incomplete or delinquent reports, in any funding program, as of December 31, 2021, are ineligible to receive an additional award from PGAHC in FY2022.
- ARE NOT colleges, universities, Prince George’s County government agencies, excluding Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS), which are prohibited from applying for any PGAHC grants.

In-School Auxiliary Organizations, Teachers and Parent-Teacher Associations are eligible to apply for a specific school program, including home schools. Funding may not be attributed to school personnel, faculty and/or general art supplies or equipment.

The Arts in Education Program will not offset the district funding responsibilities of each school in providing its students an excellent education but will support projects that enhance the learning that is already required curriculum instruction.

Examples of unallowable costs for Arts In Education programs:
- Overhead or administrative costs unrelated to the proposed project;
- Entertainment costs such as food and beverages, receptions and fundraisers;
- Scholarships/fellowships, student stipends, or contests;
- Purchase of equipment that exceeds 25% of the total grant award

Pre-Proposal Conference
Information Session: May 3, 2022 at 6PM. Register at

Pre-Application Information
Deadline: 11:59PM, Monday May 16, 2022

All applicants will be made aware of their application status usually within 45 days after the application deadline.

The Arts In Education Program has a no matching requirement for individuals. For organizations excluding public schools, there will be a 1:1 cash-matching requirement, designed to assist fundraising by leveraging funding from additional sources. 50% of the match may be in-kind support.

Estimated Size of Grant
Maximum Award for Organizations and Individuals: $5000

Term of Contract
Funds must be spent between May 1, 2022-June 15, 2023.

Contact Information
Apply online:

Please contact Sherri Bryant-Moore at for questions or information. Please include "FY22 Community Grants Arts in Education Grant" in the subject line.

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