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Projects, Events, or Festivals


This grant program supports individuals and organizations. This grant opportunity program goals are to:

  • Provide access to high-quality arts and humanities experiences for all District of Columbia residents.
  • Improve quality of life by supporting vibrant community projects within the arts and humanities.
  • Strengthen the creative economy through funding local individuals and organizations. 

PEF is for projects of all sizes that show District impact and engage District residents and visitors.

CAH encourages community-based projects that share characteristics such as geographic location, common interests, or community impact. Projects can include disciplines such as dance, design, folk and traditional, literature, media, music, theater, visual arts, and humanities. Please note that projects are not limited to those disciplines, to be considered for funding. Applicants who are unsure if their project qualifies for this grant program are encouraged to contact a CAH grants manager. 

PEF Request for Applications.

The FY 2024 PEF RFA closed on Tuesday, June 13, 2023.

The FY 2025 PEF RFA will be released in the spring of 2024.

Check out our FY 2023 PEF Grantees.