State Humanities Councils General Operating Support Grants
THE DEADLINE FOR THIS CYCLE HAS PASSED.
Updated guidelines will be posted in advance of the next deadline. In the meantime, please use these guidelines to get a sense of what is involved in assembling an application.
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NEH and COVID-19: NEH is accepting, reviewing, and processing grant applications on its normal schedule, without change to announced application deadlines.
With the General Operating Support Grants, state and jurisdictional humanities councils make humanities education and learning available at the state and local level, delivering on NEH’s mission to advance knowledge and understanding of the humanities and to increase public awareness of, access to, and support for the humanities in the United States. State and jurisdictional humanities councils tailor their grantmaking and programs to the needs, resources, and interests of their state or jurisdiction, while also extending the reach of NEH-funded projects and further strengthening NEH’s connection to local communities throughout the United States and the jurisdictional territories.
What’s new for 2020:
- The deadline for this program is May 22, 2020.
- Effective March 2020, state and jurisdictional humanities councils will submit an Annual Plan with the General Operating Support Grant application. Guidance for the Annual Plan is included within the notice of funding opportunity.
- Effective March 2020, the Compliance Supplement is discontinued. State and jurisdictional humanities councils will no longer submit a Compliance Supplement as part of their General Operating Support Grant application. A new performance report on council activities and outcomes is in development and will be released in fall 2020. This new report will be due annually on January 31.
- Reporting requirements and timelines have been streamlined and are outlined within the notice of funding opportunity.
Begin by reading the notice of funding opportunity and studying the application package and required supplementary materials.
Download Application Materials
Follow the instructions in the notice of funding opportunity and Grants.gov.
You will receive a confirmation from Grants.gov when you've successfully submitted your application.
After you submit your application, Grants.gov will send you up to five e-mail messages confirming receipt of your application. These messages represent different stages in the application acceptance process. You should verify that you have received all confirmation messages. Please note that email filters may send these messages to your spam or junk folder.