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Applications Now Being Accepted for NEA Big Read

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Applications are now being accepted for the 2022-23 National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Program.

The NEA Big Read is a community engagement opportunity with grants of up to $20,000 for community-wide reading programs (in-person and/or virtual). Organizations can select one of 15 available books. Visit for more information and descriptions of the books.

Eligible organizations include school districts, libraries, art organizations, humanities councils, community service organizations, institutions of higher education, literary centers, theater companies, museums, tribal governments, and more.

The deadline to apply is Jan. 26, 2022. For more information on the program and the application process, visit