Grant Applicants

supporting creation and access to the arts

Applying for Nevada Arts Council grants can be a highly competitive process for limited funds. The strongest applications demonstrate a thoughtful planning process that includes an understanding of the community to benefit from the proposed project, an assessment of needs, and a concise explanation of how the project was designed and how it will be funded. All applicants must read the Grant Guidelines thoroughly before beginning to work on your grant application. All Nevada Arts Council grant applications must be submitted through our online grants management system. To apply for a grant applicants must register for a Submittable account at View our application submission guide: Application Submission Guide 


Nevada Arts Council grants are partially made up of federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. The federal government previously required organizations and public institutions to have a DUNS number to receive federal grant awards, but they have transitioned to the new Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) through as the primary identifier for all entities receiving federal funds. Beginning in 2022, all organizations and public institutions applying for funding from the Nevada Arts Council will be required to have a Unique Entity ID (UEI) from in alignment with requirements from the National Endowment for the Arts. Individuals applying for Nevada Arts Council funding do not need to have a Unique Entity ID (UEI). 

What Action Do You Need to Take? 

  1. If your entity is registered in today, your Unique Entity ID (SAM UEI) has already been assigned and is viewable in This includes inactive registrations. The new SAM Unique Entity ID is currently located below the DUNS Number on your entity registration record. You must be signed in to your account to view .
  2. If you are not already registered in, please refer to the Quick Guide to Getting a Unique Entity ID to get a SAM Unique Entity ID (SAM) for your organization without having to complete a full entity registration.

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For technical questions regarding your online account including username/password issues contact:

Submittable Technical Support
Phone: (855) 467-8264, ext. 1

For questions regarding Nevada Arts Council grants and applications contact:

Nevada Arts Council – Grant Management Team
Phone: (775) 687-7104