TCA Receives $100,000 NEA Grant as Part of the American Rescue Plan

The Taiko Community Alliance has been selected to receive a $100,000 American Rescue Plan grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Designed to help the arts and cultural sector recover from the pandemic, TCA will use the grant to support vital operating costs throughout the next two years.

TCA is an organization with a mission to not only advance the art form of taiko, but also to empower the community we serve. As such, we are incredibly grateful and honored to receive this significant grant from the NEA, which will bolster TCA’s resilience to the challenges that remain ahead and allow us to remain focused on and be guided by our mission.

In total, the NEA will award grants totaling $57,750,000 to 567 arts organizations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington, DC. Recipient organizations may use this funding to save jobs, fund operations and facilities, provide health and safety supplies, and support marketing and promotional efforts to encourage engagement.

The official announcement, including a full list of the recommended awards, is available on the NEA site (

“Our nation’s arts sector has been among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Endowment for the Arts’ American Rescue Plan funding will help arts organizations rebuild and reopen,” said Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson, chair of the NEA. “The arts are crucial to helping America’s communities heal, unite, and inspire as well as essential to our nation’s economic recovery.”

For more information on the NEA’s American Rescue Plan, visit:

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