The Challenge America Fast-Track category offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations -- those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Age alone (e.g., youth, seniors) does not qualify a group as underserved; at least one of the underserved characteristics noted above also must be present. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development.
This category encourages and supports the following two outcomes: Engagement: Engaging the public with diverse and excellent art, and Livability: The strengthening of communities through the arts. For more information, go to: http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/GAP13/Challenge.html.