National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
09/28/21 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, IHEs, and tribes to build organizational capacity to offer humanities programming. Interested applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to one month to complete. Grant funds may be used for capital projects or to strengthen and expand digital infrastructure.
The purpose of the Challenge Grants program is to strengthen the institutional base of the humanities by enabling infrastructure development and capacity building. Awards aim to help institutions secure long-term support for their core activities and expand efforts to preserve and create access to outstanding humanities materials. The program funds two distinct types of projects:
For both Capital Projects and Digital Infrastructure, expenditures must be shown to bring long-term benefits to the institution and to the humanities more broadly.
GrantWatch ID#: 151055
Approximately 12-15 grants per deadline (Capital Projects and Digital Infrastructure combined)
Maximum award amount is $750,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Approximately $6,500,000 is expected to be available per deadline (Capital Projects and Digital Infrastructure combined).
- The period of performance may begin as early as March 1, 2022 and no later than June 1, 2022 (for proposals submitted by the May 18, 2021 deadline).
- The period of performance may begin as early as July 1, 2022 and as late as October 1, 2022 (for proposals submitted by the September 28, 2021 deadline).
Period of performance: Up to five years.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Office of Challenge Programs
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506
For questions about administrative requirements or allowable costs, contact:
Office of Grant Management
Grants.gov Applicant Support
International Calls: 606-545-5035
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