The ARGOS program provided supplemental funding to support pandemic recovery for FY 2023 grantees of the following MSAC programs: Arts & Entertainment District Operating Support, County Arts Development, Creativity Grants for General Operating Support, Folklife Network, and Grants for Organizations.

ARGOS funds were available to programs already receiving general operating or arts programming support through certain MSAC grant programs in FY 2023.

Grantees with questions about the ARGOS program should refer to the guidelines linked in the Quick Resources box above or contact relevant program staff using information at the bottom of this page.

All MSAC grants are paid on the same timeline. To learn more, click here.

An annual final report describes how funds were spent over the most recently completed granting period. The final report collects narrative, fiscal, and demographic information in keeping with MSAC and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) requirements. Successful completion of a final report is required. Final reports are completed in SmartSimple, the same online grants management system used for applications. Final Reports are available at the end of each granting period. MSAC notifies grantees in writing when Final Reports are available.

Failure to submit reports may jeopardize current and/or future MSAC grants and may result in the required return of grant funds to the State of Maryland.