Orchestras throughout the country receive vital federal support through direct grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The League compiles and reports grants to orchestras as they are announced through the categories of Art Works and Challenge America Fast-Track.

In addition to these categories, NEA awards include Literature Fellowships, national initiatives, and support for state and regional arts agencies. For more information about these and other awards, please visit the NEA website, arts.gov.