The Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 to professional dancers in need in the U.S.,Tribal Nations, District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories who have a dire financial emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dancers must demonstrate an urgent and critical need for emergency support in order to apply. Dire financial emergencies include the lack or imminent endangerment of essentials such as housing, medicine/healthcare, utilities, and food. The first cycle will open on November 8, 2021 and close on January 7, 2022. Funds may be requested for emergency expenses for up to a three-month period between September 1, 2021 and April 30, 2022. It is administered by New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), and funded by Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.