CFDA Number: 84.351E
Program Type: Sole source, noncompetitive awards, by direction of Congress.
The Arts in Education program authorizes noncompetitive awards to VSA arts, whose programs encourage the involvement of, and foster greater awareness of the need for, arts programs for persons with disabilities. Support also is given to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for its arts education programs for children and youths.
Two grants are awarded: one to VSA arts and the other to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. VSA arts supports projects that encourage the involvement of disabled people in the arts and foster a greater awareness of the need for arts programs for the disabled. VSA arts projects
include training and technical assistance activities, information services, and public awareness activities. The Kennedy Center provides performances, professional development, and other educational activities that emphasize the importance of the arts in education. The Kennedy Center also works with the Alliance for Arts Education, a network of state arts education committees, to focus on incorporating the arts into school curricula.