FAQs & Troubleshooting

Can I submit a paper application?

No. To streamline our grant administration processes, all applications must be submitted online via our online application portal. To assist you in your grant writing process, a PDF of the application questions as they appear in the online form are available for download and printing at the Arts Operations Recovery subgrant webpage.

Can I compose answers in a word processing application like Word, then copy and paste them into the application?

Yes. Using this approach has several advantages. You’ll be working with a tool you are likely more familiar with. Also, as responses in the online forms are limited to set character counts (including spaces), you can use the Word Count tool in Word to adjust wording and formatting to fit in the form fields appropriately.

What should I do if I'm having trouble with the online application?

Applicants should visit help.liaisonedu.com for assistance related to the functions of the online submission.

When is the Arts Operating Recovery application due? 

Applications are due by 11:59 pm CST on Friday, December 16, 2022. Access to the online application forms will expire accordingly.

Application guidelines refer to completing a final report. Where do I find that?

Information regarding the final report for Arts Operating Recovery subgrants is available on the Reporting page under the NEA Local Arts Agency Subgranting Information menu.

My question isn't answered in this FAQ. What do I do?

Call or send an email to Laura Merrick, Communications and Grants Administration Assistant with the City of Dubuque’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs at 563-609-6059 or lmerrick@cityofdubuque.org. Email is preferred. 

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