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Grants to Texas Nonprofits and Agencies
for Public Humanities Programs

Agency Type:

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Humanities Texas

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Deadline Date:

09/15/20 Postmarked by Midnight. For mini grants, applications must be received at least six weeks before project promotion begins.


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Grants to Texas nonprofit organizations and governmental entities for a broad range of public humanities programs. Certain applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application. Programs should be geared towards adults and youth, and should take place outside of the regular school or college classroom. Programs targeting special audiences such as K–12 teachers, ethnic and community groups, or professional groups are also welcome. Programs can be lectures, panel discussions, and conferences; teacher institutes; reading- and film-discussion groups; interpretive exhibits; television and radio programming; film production; and interactive multimedia programming.

Grant Formats:

Mini-grants: These small grants, which are easy to apply for and administer, are particularly appropriate for funding a speaker and/or the rental of a traveling exhibition, including those provided by Humanities Texas. Before submitting a mini-grant application for a Humanities Texas exhibition rental, please complete the online rental form.

Major grants for community projects: Major grants for community projects fund comprehensive public programs such as lectures, seminars, and conferences; book and film discussions; interpretive exhibitions and materials; town forums and civic discussions; and teacher workshops. Programs should reflect substantial participation by both humanities scholars and members of the target audience(s).

Major grants for media projects: Major grants for media projects fund film, radio, television, or interactive programming related to the humanities. Applicants may request funds for any phase of the project, including scripting, development, production, post-production, and in some cases, distribution and free public screenings. Humanities scholars should play an integral role in determining the content and approach of the project.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 154116

Estimated Size of Grant:

Mini grants: Up to $1,500

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are awarded to not-for-profit educational, cultural, and civic organizations. Sponsors must have, or
have applied for, tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service. Examples of past grant recipients
include (but are not limited to):
- Two- and four-year colleges and universities
- Museums
- Libraries
- Historical societies
- Arts and humanities councils and institutes
- Public radio stations
-Schools and regional service centers
- Labor organizations
- Churches and religious groups
- Civic and social service organizations
- State and local governmental entities
-Chambers of commerce

Not eligible for funding:
- Projects not grounded in the humanities
- Projects proposed by individuals rather than non-profit organizations
- Theatrical performances, art exhibitions, or other presentations in the arts or media, unless their primary purpose is to provide a focus for humanistic inquiry
- Courses for academic credit
- Capital expenditures for significant institutional expenses such as land and buildings
- Preservation of objects or archival materials, unless directly related to a public program
- Publications of scholarly research, unless directly related to a public program
- Projects that advocate a single point of view, ideology, or specific program of social activism
- Projects aimed primarily at audiences outside of texas
- Scholarships and fellowships
- Fundraisers and profit-making projects

Pre-proposal Conference:

Free Arts and Humanities Grants Workshop

April 3, 2020, 2:00–3:30 PM
Rosenberg Library
2310 Sealy Avenue
Galveston, TX 77550

Register online at or contact Gina Spagnola by email.

Pre-Application Information:

Mini-grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but applications must be received at least six weeks before project promotion begins. Decisions are made within ten business days of an application’s arrival in the Humanities Texas office.

Nonprofit organizations and state and local governmental entities are eligible to receive Humanities Texas support. Grantees are required to have a DUNS number and be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM).

Major Grants timeline for the Fall Cycle:
LOI deadline: August 15
Application deadline: August 15
Decision date: August 15
Project start date: August 15

Major Grants timeline for the Spring Cycle:
LOI deadline: February 15
Application deadline: March 15
Decision date: June 1
Project start date: July 1

No letter of interest or draft application is necessary for mini-grant applications although consultation with Humanities Texas staff is welcome. Applicants for major grants must notify Humanities Texas in writing of their intent to apply at least 30 days prior to the deadline.

Project sponsors must provide at least half of the total cost of any project. To meet this cost-share requirement, the sponsoring organization may contribute 1.) cash and/or 2.)in-kind services and goods, such as the time of volunteers, the time of employees assigned to the project, and use of meeting space.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please submit applications to:

Humanities Texas
1410 Rio Grande Street
Austin, Texas 78701
Phone: (512) 440-1991

Gina Spagnola

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas

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