State and Jurisdictional Humanities Councils General Operating Support Grants

Office of Federal/State Partnership

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This program provides general operating support grants to humanities councils in the United States and its jurisdictions. 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 the agency’s connection to local communities. NEH determines annual funding for each state and jurisdictional humanities council according to a legislatively mandated formula.

What’s new and reminders:

  • This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) applies to the 2023 and 2024 deadlines; councils will use the guidance included in this NOFO in both years. The application deadline for each year is in the Executive Summary and D4. in the NOFO.
  • Please follow the guidance in the Notice of Funding Opportunity for completing the SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance - Short Organizational, including the guidance provided for writing your project description under “Project Information.”
  • Effective January 2022, state and jurisdictional humanities councils must submit the SF-424A: Budget Information with the General Operating Support Grant application. Instructions for completing the form are available in the Notice of Funding Opportunity. 
Review the application package and required supplementary materials
Verify your registrations
Complete your application package

Follow the instructions in the Notice of Funding Opportunity and

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You will receive a confirmation from when you’ve successfully submitted your application. Subsequently, you will receive up to five more notices confirming different stages in the application process. Verify that you have received all confirmations. Note that email filters may send these messages to your spam or junk folder.

Contact the Office of Federal/State Partnership to confirm receipt of the full application package.