Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): Assistance for Arts Education Programs: Professional Development for Arts Educators Grants CFDA Number 84.351C

Funding Agency:
Department of Education

The Assistance for Arts Education program is authorized under Title IV, Part F, Subpart 4 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).1 It is intended to enrich the academic experiences by promoting arts education for students, including disadvantaged students and students who are children with disabilities. The Professional Development for Arts Educators grant (PDAE) specifically supports the implementation of high-quality model professional development programs for arts educators and other instructional staff in the areas of music, dance, drama, media arts, and visual arts, including folk arts, for students in kindergarten through grade 12 (K–12) in which 50 percent or more of the students are from low-income families. 


  • Notice of Intent: Apr. 27, 2017
  • Applications: May 30, 2017

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Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants: An LEA in which 20 percent or more of the students served by the LEA are from families with an income below the Federal poverty line, and which may be a charter school that is considered an LEA under State law and regulations, and that works in partnership with one or more of the following: (a) A Regional Service Agency; (b) An SEA (c) An institution of higher education; or (d) A museum or cultural institution, or another private agency, institution, or organization. 



Amount Description

Estimated Range of Awards: $150,000–$375,000.

Estimated Average Size of Awards: $300,000 for the first year of the project. Funding for the second, third, and fourth years is subject to the availability of funds and the approval of continuation awards (see 34 CFR 75.253). 

Funding Type



Arts & Humanities
Community Outreach and Engagement
Curriculum Development
Social Sciences

External Deadline

May 30, 2017