America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations (AHCO) grants provide support for museums, libraries, historic places, and other organizations that produce public programs in the humanities.
Grants support the following formats:
- exhibitions at museums, libraries, and other venues;
- interpretations of historic places, sites, or regions;
- book/film discussion programs; living history presentations; other face-to-face programs at libraries, community centers, and other public venues; and
- interpretive websites and other digital formats.
Implementation grants support final scholarly research and consultation, design development, production, and installation of a project for presentation to the public.
What’s New for 2013
Positions in Public Humanities requests, which may be appended to implementation grants proposals but not to planning grants proposals, support the creation of two-year employee positions within institutions for recent graduates of appropriate public humanities MA or PhD programs (for example, programs in public history or museum studies) or humanities PhD programs to work on the larger AHCO project.
In the last five competitions the America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants program received an average of 55 applications. The program made an average of nine awards per competition, for a funding ratio of 16 percent.
The number of applications to an NEH grant program can vary widely competition to competition, as can the funding ratio. Information about the average number of applications and awards in recent competitions is meant only to provide historical context for the current competition. Information on the number of applications and awards in individual competitions is available from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact the staff of NEH’s Division of Public Programs at 202-606-8269 or email@example.com. Hearing-impaired applicants can contact NEH via TDD at 1-866-372-2930.