|Source||National Endowment for the Arts|
|File Size||40.8 MB|
|Dates Covered||Fiscal years 1987-2006|
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The NEA grants management database lists every organization in the United States that has received money from the National Endowment for the Arts since October 1, 1986, the start of fiscal year 1987.
The database distinguishes between how much money the NEA promised and how much was actually given to grantees, which include both individuals and organizations. With each donation, there is a brief description about for whom the money is intended. If the grantee name and city are not enough for you to identify the recipients, NEA also classifies each group into a broader category of arts, such as music, dance, literature, etc. There is also another field that goes further to say what type of music group or what type of dance group it is. For example, an organization in the music group may be classified further as a "music professional training" group or as a "jazz fellowship."
Record layouts and samples of this database
|Main documentation (readme.txt)||6.5 KB|
|Data sample (nea.xls)||44.1 KB|
|Schema (NEA.pdf)||217.0 KB|
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