Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations 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.
Planning grants support the early stages of project development, including consultation with scholars, refinement of humanities themes, preliminary design, testing, and audience evaluation.
In the last five competitions the Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations: Planning Grants program (formerly known as America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Planning Grants) received an average of 68 applications. The program made an average of six awards per competition, for a funding ratio of 9 percent.
The number of applications to an NEH grant program can vary widely from 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.