Promotion of the Humanities_Public Programs
To provide opportunities for the American public to explore human history and culture through humanities programs in museums, historical organizations, libraries, community centers, and other gathering places, as well as on public television, radio, the Internet, and other digital media.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Fiscal Year 2013: Fiscal Year 2013: 466 applications were received and 53 grants were awarded. Fiscal Year 2014: Fiscal Year 2014: not available. Fiscal Year 2015: Fiscal Year 2015: not available.
National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, as amended, Public Law 89-209, 20 U.S.C. 951 et seq. , Public Law 89-209, 20 U.S.C 951.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
State and local governments; sponsored organizations; public and private nonprofit institutions/organizations; other public institutions/organizations; Federally recognized Indian tribal governments; Native American organizations; U.S. Territories; non-government-general, minority organizations and other specialized groups; quasi-public nonprofit institutions may apply.
State and local governments; sponsored organizations; public and private nonprofit institutions/organizations; other public institutions/organizations; Federally recognized Indian tribal governments; Native American organizations; U.S. Territories; non-government-general, minority organizations and other specialized groups; quasi-public nonprofit institutions will benefit.
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-21 for educational institutions and OMB Circular No. A-122 for nonprofit organizations apply. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Applications to NEH must be submitted via Grants.gov. Application forms and guidelines are available online (http://www.neh.gov/grants/grants.html) and upon request from the headquarters office.
Applications are reviewed by subject area specialists, panels of scholars, and other appropriate individuals. Awards are made by the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities after advice from the National Council on the Humanities.
Jun 10, 2015: for Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics and for Digital Topics. None.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days. Approximately 4 to 6 months.
None, but applicant may reapply.
Renewals may be granted and are processed as new applications.
How are proposals selected?
A successful application will demonstrate national significance or impact, outreach to groups of Americans not often engaged in public humanities projects, collaboration among cultural institutions and organizations as well as other similar or different groups, and use of a broad spectrum of the most effective formats, technologies, and venues for lifelong learning in the humanities. Although every proposal will not be expected to meet all of the criteria outlined above, the Division will give priority to applications that further these objectives. See program guidelines for details.
How may assistance be used?
Grants are made to support discovery and prototyping costs for Digital Projects for the Public, development and production costs for Media Projects and Bridging Cultures through Film, and planning and implementation costs for Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are required at least annually but no more frequently than quarterly. Final progress reports are due within 90 days after completion or termination of the project. Expenditure reports are due within 90 days after completion or termination of the project. No performance monitoring is required.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. In addition, grants are subject to inspection and audits by NEH and other Federal officials.
Documentation of expenditures and other fiscal records must be retained for 3 years following the submission of the final expenditure report.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Varies, but usually 6 months to 3 years. Funds must be obligated during the grant period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Public Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Public Programs, 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20506 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (202) 606-8269. , Washington, District of Columbia 20506 Email: email@example.com
Phone: (202) 606-8269.
(Project Grants) FY 13 $14,328,300; FY 14 est $13,684,000; and FY 15 est $13,454,000 - FY 13 obligations include additional funding provided by NEH Treasury matching grants and by We the People. See 45.168 PROMOTION OF THE HUMANITIES-WE THE PEOPLE.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY 13 from $40,000 to $600,000; $213,636.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR 1100 and 1105. Guidelines are available online at http://www.neh.gov/grants/grants.html or by request from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, DC 20506. Available from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402, is the Endowment's official publication, "Humanities" by subscription (6 issues annually, $24.00 domestic, $30.00 foreign).
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2013: A film production company received a grant to produce a documentary film examining the African community taking root in Guangzhou, China, and the resulting tensions and cross-cultural exchange.
A team of historians from a university working with a game development company received a Prototyping grant to produce and disseminate a multipart digital game about the Civil War.
A public television station received a grant to produce six one-hour documentaries and a website on the plays of William Shakespeare.
A museum received a grant for a traveling exhibition, a catalog, a website, and public programs on the art of Korea's Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available.