Accessibility Grants

Helping you grow your audience

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it's for all of us.


Need help increasing attendance by people with hearing loss? TDF Accessibility Grants for New York Cultural Organizations, in conjunction with New York State Council for the Arts, provides grants designed to add captioning and/or ASL interpreting services to events that are being made available to the public in New York State.

TDF has partnered with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to provide a limited number of grants per year to organizations that show a need for caption and/or ASL interpreting services.

Any institution that currently receives NYSCA funding is eligible for the program. 

How To Apply:


The 2022 NYSCA/TDF Accessibility Grants for New York Cultural Organizations grant application is available now.

The application deadline is Friday, October 29, 2021.

Applicants will be notified of funding decisions in December 2021. 


Complete the application 

Download application PDF



For more information, email TDF with your questions. 

TDF's Accessibility Grants for New York Cultural Organizations program is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.