Landmarks of American History and Culture for K-12 Educators

Division of Education Programs

Grant Snapshot

Maximum award amount


Funding Opportunity for


Expected output

Faculty Development;
Teaching Resources

Period of performance

15 months

Application available (anticipated)

Next deadline (anticipated)

Expected notification date

Project start date

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Landmarks of American History and Culture programs for K-12 educators situate the study of topics and themes in the humanities within sites, areas, or regions of historic and cultural significance to expand participants’ knowledge of and approaches to teaching diverse histories, cultures, and perspectives in the United States and its jurisdictions.   

NOFO Webinar Recordings: The three videos below offer examples and recommendations for completing a Landmarks application. Video One provides an overview of what Landmarks programs offer and how they are organized. Video Two addresses each section of the application requirements and includes specific examples from past projects. Video Three covers budget requirements and what to know about submitting your application.

Video One (08:30): What does a Landmarks program offer?

Video Two (24:30): What does a Landmarks application require?

Video Three (10:00): What does the Landmarks application submission process entail?

Optional Draft Review: Submit a draft of your project or contact us to schedule a conversation about your project at @email by January 5, 2024. Drafts do not need to be near complete applications to be submitted for review and feedback. 

Let’s chat!: If you do not submit an optional draft but still want to talk about your project ideas, NEH staff are available to help until applications close on February 14, 2024. Please email @email to schedule a meeting.

New for the 2023-2024 grant cycle: 

  • Applications for the Landmarks for K-12 Educators and Landmarks for Higher Education and Humanities Professionals programs are now separated under different application codes. See the Landmarks for Higher Education page to apply to lead a program for that audience.   

  • All applicants must include a “Program Outputs” statement with their Work Plan. Examples are included in the NOFO document and NOFO webinar.   

  • Projects are no longer required to develop plans for dissemination beyond their workshop. Projects are asked instead to develop a communication plan that includes participant follow-up. 

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Follow the instructions outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity and instructions.

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Program Statistics

In the last three years this program received an average of
30 applications
NEH made an average of
13 awards per year
The grant has a
43% funding ratio