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Texas Commission on the Arts

Limited Submission Program (LSP): This funding opportunity and the LSP is open to all Texas A&M University faculty and principal investigators (PIs) who meet the eligibility requirements.  The University and The Texas A&M University System Agencies jointly administer this process to select the proposal(s) that will be submitted to the sponsor in response to this solicitation.

Institutional Eligibility:  To be eligible for TCA grants, an organization must be a tax-exempt nonprofit organization as designated by the Internal Revenue Service and/or must be an entity of government.

The proposal will be prepared and submitted by Sponsored Research Services (SRS).

Proposal Limit: Two (2) - Organizations may submit up to two applications per deadline. Over the course of TCA’s fiscal year, organizations may address up to four of the priority areas through Arts Respond. Organizations should not submit more than one application addressing the same priority area per fiscal year.

Summary:  This program provides project assistance grants on a short-term basis and may include administrative costs directly related to the project.  Projects must address ONE of the following priority areas:

  • Education
    • Intent: Projects that use art to promote innovations in K-12 education.
    • Designed for projects that impact K-12 students in a school setting or during the school day in conjunction with school officials. Must be TEKS aligned (public schools).
  • Health and Human Services
    • Intent: Projects that use art to improve human health or functioning.
    • Designed for projects that focus on health related topics, serve specific populations, or occur in a health care or human service setting (hospital, clinic, senior activity center, women’s shelter, homeless shelter, etc).
  • Economic Development 
    • Intent: Projects that use art to diversify local economies, generate revenue, and attract visitors and investment.
    • Designed for projects that focus on job growth or cultural tourism (festivals, gallery walks, art fairs, etc).
  • Public Safety and Criminal Justice
    • Intent: Projects that use art to prevent juvenile delinquency and recidivism in youth and adults.
    • Designed for projects that focus on at-risk youth or incarcerated populations (after school program, juvenile detention center, adult prison, alternative learning center).
  • Natural Resources and Agriculture
    • Intent: Projects that use art to understand and/or improve the ecological and agricultural environment.
    • Designed for projects that occur in rural counties (festivals, fairs, exhibitions, performances) or focus on natural resources (oil, water, green art, ecological issues).


May 29, 2013: Deadline for an email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a one to three sentence description of the project.

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June 3, 2013: Deadline to submit an internal proposal.

All proposals for the LSP must be submitted electronically using the e-proposal on-line application system. Be prepared to upload your internal proposal. The sections will include a one to three page research plan summary and bio-sketch.

The e-proposal site is password protected. Texas A&M PIs may use their NetID and password to access the system. If you do not have a NetID, from the e-proposal site, click on “Signup,” fill in the pertinent information and an account will be created for you. If you have any questions, please contact: or 979.862.2233.

June 19, 2013: Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.

July 15, 2013: Sponsor deadline for the full application.  (For projects beginning September 1 through March 31).

The Sponsor will also accept applications for this program on January 15, 2014 for projects beginning April 1 through August 31.

Internal Selection Procedures:
Texas A&M has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.  Please contact us if you have any questions about the limited submission process.