Cultural and Community Resilience

Division of Preservation and Access

Grant Snapshot

Maximum award amount


Funding Opportunity for


Expected output

Digital Surrogate Collections;
Oral History Collections;
Physical Archival Collections;
Plans for Community Documentation

Period of performance

Up to two years

Application available (anticipated)

Next deadline (anticipated)

Expected notification date

Project start date

The Cultural and Community Resilience program supports community-based efforts to mitigate climate change and COVID-19 pandemic impacts, safeguard cultural resources, and foster cultural resilience through identifying, documenting, and/or collecting cultural heritage and community experience. The program prioritizes projects from disadvantaged communities in the United States or its jurisdictions, and NEH encourages applications that employ inclusive methodologies. This NOFO covers the January and May 2023 deadlines.

Please note, you should budget funds for two members of the project team to attend a two-day meeting in Washington D.C., in May 2025. See D2  in the Notice of Funding Opportunity for more information.

An instructional webinar with Q&A was held on March 7, 2023. A recording of the webinar is available below.

Step 1 Review your application package

Read the Notice of Funding Opportunity to ensure you understand all the expectations and restrictions for projects delivered under this program and are prepared to write the most effective application.

Application materials

Cultural and Community Resilience Notice of Funding Opportunity 2023 application package for Cultural and Community Resilience

Cultural and Community Resilience FAQ, 2023

Step 2 Register for a SAM number and an account on

Confirm that your SAM registration is current and verify your access to If you have not already done so, you be required to create a user account to register and log in to SAM and is a secure sign in service used by the public to sign in to participating government agencies. Create and link your account now.

Step 3 Complete your application package

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

Step 4 Complete your application package

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.