Programming Grants to Accompany NEH on the Road Exhibitions

Division of Public Programs

Grant Snapshot

Maximum award amount


Open to


Expected output

Public Programs;
Public Lecture or Presentation

Period of performance

Three months

Application due

Expected notification date

Project start date

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These grants support ancillary public humanities programs to accompany NEH on the Road traveling exhibitions. You can find information on how to apply for a booking here.

Typical formats involve lectures, reading and discussion programs, film discussion programs, Chautauqua presentations by scholars, family programs, exhibition tours, and other appropriate formats for reaching the general public.


To be eligible, an applicant must both

  • be a U.S. nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status; and

  • have a confirmed booking for an NEH on the Road traveling exhibition through Mid-America Arts Alliance.

Earlier Deadlines

Applicants may submit applications at two earlier deadlines (May 9, 2018, for projects beginning September 2018; and September 12, 2018, for projects beginning December 2018) preceding the final December 26, 2018 deadline (for projects beginning May 2019).

Review your application package

As soon as you know you're ready to apply for this grant, make sure you register for a SAM number/DUNS number, and for a account as this is vital to the grants process. If you already have registered for these items, make sure they are up to date.

Begin by reading the full grant guidelines and studying the application. The files are linked below. You want to ensure you understand all the expectations and restrictions for projects delivered under this grant and are prepared to write the most effective application. 

Download Application Materials

Programming Grants to Accompany NEH on the Road Exhibitions Guidelines (PDF)

Programming Grants to Accompany NEH on the Road Exhibitions Guidelines (DOC)

Programming Grants to Accompany NEH on the Road Exhibitions application package

Program Resources

Information about NEH On the Road Exhibitions and How to Book Them

Complete your application package

Be sure to follow the instructions outlined in the guidelines and in the instructions. 

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