Humanities Access Grants

The summary for the Humanities Access Grants grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the National Endowment for the Humanities, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Humanities Access Grants: Humanities Access grants help support capacity building for humanities programs that benefit one or more of the following groups: youth, communities of color, and economically disadvantaged populations.

Humanities Access grants establish or augment term endowments (that is, endowments whose funds are entirely expended over the course of a set time period) to provide funding for existing programs at institutions such as public libraries, local and regional museums, historical societies, community colleges, HBCUs and tribal colleges, Hispanic-serving institutions, archival repositories, and other cultural organizations. Humanities Access grants are intended to seed longer-term endowment-building efforts.

Programs supported by Humanities Access grants might include, for example

• a summer project for teens at a local historical society;
• internships for Native American students at a tribal museum; or
• a Clemente course at a homeless shelter organized by a community college.

Humanities Access Grants offer two years of match-based funding to be expended through a term endowment over the final three years of the five-year grant period. Humanities Access grant funds should not be used to replace existing program funds. Instead, the grant should expand or enhance an existing exemplary humanities program.

Institutions that have never received an NEH grant and small to mid-sized institutions are especially encouraged to apply.

Federal Grant Title: Humanities Access Grants
Federal Agency Name: National Endowment for the Humanities
Grant Categories: Humanities
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 20160504-ZH
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 319152
CFDA Descriptions: Promotion of the Humanities_Challenge Grants
Current Application Deadline: May 4, 2016
Original Application Deadline: May 4, 2016
Posted Date: Feb 23, 2016
Creation Date: Feb 23, 2016
Archive Date: Feb 23, 2016
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $200,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Special district governments
State governments
City or township governments
County governments
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Grant Announcement Contact
Office of Challenge Grants National Endowment for the Humanities 400 Seventh Street, SW Washington, DC 20506 202-606-8309

National Endowment for the Humanities 202-606-8401
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