I just got this from our hardworking Oregon Arts Commission about National Endowment for the Arts. Check out both of these sites, support them. Send this onto arts people to make sure they know-
Application guidelines for direct NEA support through The Arts and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 are now available on the NEA's website. The deadline to apply is 11:59 pm, April 2, 2009. But you submit it 10 days in advance they suggest in case you encounter issues. See the guidelines and see the Frequently Asked Questions. Electronic application through Grants.gov is MANDATORY. The Grants.gov help desk is available to assist you 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. (Phone: 1.800.518.4726.) P.S.- The Arts Endowment will not accept late applications. Good luck, Brian.