U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education is charged with promoting educational excellence throughout the nation. Federal law recognizes the arts as a core subject of learning. As local partners in music education, orchestras should be aware of the direct and indirect funding opportunities available from the U.S. Department of Education. The agency recently created Welcome to the Arts In Education website, a new website from the Office of Innovation and Improvement, Parental Options and Improvement programs. The site provides news and information about arts in education, including relevant resources in the form of events and publications, as well as related Arts in Education grant program information and stories on successful or innovative grantee practices. 

For specific information about how to check on current grant opportunities and eligibility criteria, please look to the left on this webpage and select any of the links listed under “U.S. Department of Education Funding Opportunities,”

See Our Arts in Education Funding History