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You have made your way to the Alaska Arts & Culture Foundation and Alaska State Council on the Arts program page with Submittable. Currently, this page is used for the Alaska Arts & Culture Emergency Relief Grant & Alaska State Writer Laureate. Below you will find our current open programs as well as future programs. 

If you have any questions please email: asca.grants@alaska.gov

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Application Instructions

Before completing this application, please be sure you have read through the Adaptation and Innovation Grant Guidelines. Email asca.grants@alaska.gov or call (907) 269-6610, with questions, concerns or for technical assistance; in particular, please contact us right away if the application materials and requested submission process present a barrier to access for an eligible applicant.


A complete application consists of the Application with Certification, a Project Narrative, and attachments as defined in the grant application. Submit a complete application at least 45 days prior to the planned activity.

You may either download and complete (typed or legibly handwritten) this paper application form for submission by mail or email, or you may complete an online application form through a platform called Submittable. The link to the online application through Submittable is on the Adaptation and Innovation Grant page on the ASCA website at https://arts.alaska.gov/adaptation-and-innovation-grant-program. If you choose to submit the online application, you will first create an applicant profile on the Submittable platform.

A note about SAM.gov unique entity identifiers: Beginning in May 2022, the DUNS number will no longer be the official identifier for doing business with the U.S. Government. It will be replaced by the unique entity identifier or UEI. Because organizational grantees in the Adaptation and Innovation grant category are subgrantees of the National Endowment for the Arts—through ASCA—organizational grantees must have a UEI. This does not apply to individual Adaptation and Innovation grantees. 

SAM.gov will issue UEIs. Organizations that are already registered with SAM.gov will automatically be assigned a new UEI which will be displayed in SAM.gov. Organizations registering with SAM.gov for the first time will request a UEI during the registration process. Registration and maintenance of your account is free.

If your organization does not yet have this identification number (or if you are uncertain about whether your organization has this identification number) visit the National Endowment for the Arts website at https://www.arts.gov/grants/changes-coming-for-federal-organizational-applicants-and-awardees for additional learning resources. The Alaska State Council on the Arts will work with our grantee organizations as this transition takes place.

While an organization proposing activity to the Adaptation and Innovation Grant category may submit an application without the UEI, an award cannot be paid to a grantee in the Adaptation and Innovation Grant category without registration for the UEI through SAM.gov.

Community Arts Partnership Grant applications for 2022 and 2023 now open: eligible organizations may apply for between $15,000 - $20,000 for Community Arts Partnership activity ongoing through June 30, 2023.

  • Round II Application Deadline: September 30, 2022

Application Instructions

Before completing this application, please be sure you have read through the Community Arts Partnership Grant Guidelines. Email the Alaska State Council on the Arts at asca.grants@alaska.gov, or call (907) 269-6610 with questions, concerns, or for technical assistance; in particular, please contact us right away if the application materials and requested submission process present a barrier to access for an eligible applicant. 

Submit a complete application no later than September 30, 2022, for the Round 2 deadline. All proposed activities must be completed by June 30, 2023.  

You may complete the application on this website. If you wish to download and complete (typed or legibly handwritten) a paper application form for submission by mail or email is available on our website at https://arts.alaska.gov/community-arts-partnership. Whether you complete an online application or downloadable paper application, carefully read the guidelines of the Community Arts Partnership.

Review Process and Timeline

Following a Community Arts Partnership Grant deadline, a review of applications including ASCA Staff, Council Trustees, and arts community members will take place. Once the review process is complete, award recommendations will be forwarded to the full ASCA Board of Trustees as action items for consideration. Once the ASCA Board of Trustees has completed their deliberations, applicants will be notified of award, and award agreements will be issued. Example projected review timeline:

September 30 (Deadline 2) >> October (Review complete) >> November 10 (Trustees deliberate, followed by award notification) >> end of November (Award agreements sent)

A note about SAM.gov unique entity identifiers: Beginning in May 2022, the DUNS number will no longer be the official identifier for doing business with the U.S. Government. It will be replaced by the unique entity identifier or UEI. Because Community Arts Partnership grantees are subgrantees of the National Endowment for the Arts—through ASCA—grantees must have a UEI.

SAM.gov will issue UEIs. Organizations that are already registered with SAM.gov will automatically be assigned a new UEI which will be displayed in SAM.gov. Organizations registering with SAM.gov for the first time will request a UEI during the registration process. Registration and maintenance of your account is free. 

If your organization does not yet have this identification number (or if you are uncertain about whether your organization has this identification number) visit the National Endowment for the Arts website at https://www.arts.gov/grants/changes-coming-for-federal-organizational-applicants-and-awardees for additional learning resources. The Alaska State Council on the Arts will work with our grantee organizations as this transition takes place. 

While an organization proposing activity to the Community Arts Partnership Grant category may submit an application without the UEI, an award cannot be paid to a grantee in the Community Arts Partnership Grant category without registration for the UEI through SAM.gov.  

Alaska State Council on the Arts