Whether it’s grant disbursements, processing applications, or answering questions, you’ll need to hurry up and wait on anything related to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
The ongoing government shutdown means NEA staffers are furloughed, their website isn’t being updated, and all phone and electronic communication is going unanswered.
While the website isn’t being updated, it’s still up. That means you can access the NEA’s policy for operations during something like the shutdown (last updated 3/22/2018). Granted, it’s mostly for internal use but an interesting read nonetheless.
Fortunately, any state arts agencies with funds from the NEA are still able to distribute them. If your organization receives NEA funds via state agency, you should contact them with any questions or concerns.
Is your group impacted in any way by the shutdown?