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National Endowment for the Humanities: Humanities Access Grants

Deadline: May 4, 2016

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, Historically Black Colleges and Universities and tribal colleges, Hispanic-serving institutions, archival repositories, and other cultural organizations. Humanities Access grants are intended to seed longer-term endowment-building efforts.

Humanities Access grants support humanities programs; that is, programs that
seek to understand and explain the significance of what people have thought, done, and achieved, both in the past and in our time.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.

Amount: Grants of either $50,000 or $100,000 will be made, divided evenly over two years. Applicants must secure 1:1 match, and funds are to be expended through a term endowment over the final three years of the five-year grant period.

Eligibility: Any U.S. nonprofit institution (public agency, private nonprofit organization, federally recognized Indian tribal government) working wholly or in part with the humanities. The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) especially encourages the following to apply: Historically Black Colleges and Universities; Tribal Colleges and Universities; Hispanic-serving institutions; two-year colleges; and organizations working with veterans.

Link: http://www.neh.gov/grants/challenge/humanities-access-grants

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