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Nevada Humanities Project Grants

Grants to Nevada Nonprofits and Agencies, Libraries, Schools,
and Tribal Governments for Programs that Enhance Local Communities

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Nevada Humanities

Deadline Date:

09/10/21 - 11:59 PM For Major Project Grants; Applications for Planning Grants may be submitted at any time; Applications for Mini-Grants must be submitted no less than 10 weeks before the program date.


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Grants of up to $1,000, grants of up to $2,000, and grants of up to $7,500 to Nevada nonprofit organizations government entities, libraries, schools, and tribal governments for humanities programs that benefit local communities. Funding is intended to support programming that engages audiences, stimulates thought, and heightens cultural experiences for residents. Eligible initiatives focus on the humanities and involve humanities scholars in planning and implementation.

Nevada Humanities project grants (Major Project Grants, Mini-Grants, Planning Grants) support innovative humanities projects created primarily for Nevada audiences, or designed to enhance national or international understanding of Nevada issues, culture, and heritage. Projects that will engage diverse audiences and participants are especially encouraged.

Humanities projects are dynamic and may take many forms, including media programs and documentaries, exhibitions, forums and discussions, public dialogue and conversation, workshops, research projects with public components, publications, educational initiatives and programs, and digital productions. Whatever their form, such projects draw upon the humanities, address important issues, and enrich the state’s cultural life. They may explore topics as diverse as Nevada state and local history, traditional culture, civic engagement, oral history and community stories, jurisprudence, social justice, bridging cultures, Nevada’s landscape and built environment, sense of place, and contemporary issues of concern to Nevadans.

Humanities projects are often produced by humanities organizations. A humanities organization has a mission explicitly connected to the humanities along with a track record of specifically working in the humanities, as opposed to a group that occasionally tackles or delves into humanities-based themes or activities. Humanities organizations include, but are not limited to, historical societies and heritage groups, historic homes and sites, archives, oral history programs, folklife organizations, cultural centers, museums, nonprofit libraries, literary organizations, nonprofit educational organizations, historic preservation groups, nonprofit media groups that report on culture, other cultural nonprofits with core missions or activities that center on developing and implementing public humanities programming. Nevada Humanities also strongly encourages partnerships that use the humanities to bridge different fields of inquiry such as history and the sciences or medicine and literature. Nevada Humanities will consider applications for funding from organizations in other fields or endeavors that also have the humanities as central to the project proposed for funding. 

Nevada Humanities grant categories: 

  • Major Project Grants: Awarded once a year for humanities projects
  • Mini-Grants:  Mini-grants are designed to respond to year-round, immediate programmatic needs of Nevada cultural organizations. 
  • Planning Grants: Planning Grants may be used to engage the services of a humanities scholar or consultant, to engage in strategic planning for humanities organizations and related to the humanities focus or content of an organization, to host planning meetings, or to facilitate the planning of a humanities project – usually with the goal of assisting an organization to prepare a larger Nevada Humanities Major Project Grant proposal.

Humanities Scholars

The humanities must be central to any successful grant proposal and humanities scholars must actively participate in the planning and implementation of the project. Humanities scholars strengthen a project by providing specialized knowledge and skills that encourage and facilitate the exploration of ideas and community dialog. Humanities scholars often have either formal academic backgrounds and credentials grounded in humanities disciplines, or expertise developed through professional training, experience, or immersion in a particular cultural tradition. Nevada Humanities recognizes that knowledge may be acquired differently in various cultures and values such diversity of experience as consistent with its understanding of the humanities. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179352

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Major Project Grants: Awards of up to $7,500
- Mini-Grants: Awards of up to $2,000
- Planning Grants: Awards of up to $1,000

Term of Contract:

- Major Project Grants: Period of Performance: November 1, 2021 – October 31, 2022
- Mini-Grants and Planning Grants: Period of Performance: Flexible; projects must take place between November 1, 2021 - October 31, 2022, and be completed by October 31, 2022; period of performance is subject to award date and completion of project.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nevada Humanities grants are awarded only to organizations recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and government entities such as local and tribal governments, museums, libraries, educational institutions, and other nonprofit or governmental humanities organizations.

Nevada Humanities funds organizations and projects that primarily serve Nevadans and/or address Nevada-focused issues and topics. Applicants and their projects must either be located within the geographic boundary of the State of Nevada or engage in activities that are about and/or directly serve Nevadans.

Incorporated nonprofit organizations that have not received tax-exempt status through the Internal Revenue Service may apply using a Fiscal Agent with prior approval from Nevada Humanities.

In addition:
- The humanities must be central in all funded projects.
- Humanities scholars must be involved in planning and implementing the project.
- For issues-oriented projects, applicants must ensure that diverse and balanced perspectives will be presented and that, when possible, there is outreach to audiences that hold different points of view.
- Nevada Humanities project grant funds cannot support more than 50% of the total cost of the project.
- Applicants must comply with state and federal nondiscriminatory statutes.
- Grantees must retain auditable records of grant funds and cash and in-kind matching contributions and services for three years following the end of the grant period.
- Grantees must comply with federal regulations outlined with Office of Management and Budget Uniform Guidance, 2 CFR Chapter I, and Chapter II, Parts 200, 215, 220, and 230, as set forth in the administrative requirement that apply to re-grantees in NEH’s General Terms and Conditions for General Support Grants to State Humanities Councils.
- The grantee may copyright any books, publications, films, or other copyrightable materials developed with grant funds. However, the United States government, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Nevada Humanities retain royalty-free, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive license to use and authorize others to use such materials for nonprofit, educational purposes.

Ineligible Applicants:
- Individuals.
- Organizations with projects solely focused on the creation, performance, or display of art without humanities content central to their project (organizations with solely arts or performance focused projects are encouraged to contact the Nevada Arts Council for information about arts project funding).
- For-profit organizations and businesses.
- Nonprofit charitable organizations designated as private foundations by the IRS.
- Political or advocacy organizations.
- Humanitarian or social service aid organizations such as food banks, shelters, or other humanitarian efforts.
- Other groups that are not eligible for federal funding

For a list of ineligible activities and expenses, see

Pre-Application Information:

FY2022 Nevada Humanities Major Project Grants:
Deadline: September 10, 2021, 11:59 pm PDT
Online Application Portal Opens: July 1, 2021
Awards will be announced in late October 2021

FY2022 Nevada Humanities Mini-Grants:
Deadline: Rolling; application must be submitted at least ten weeks before project’s first public event
Online Application Portal Opens: August 21, 2021
Online Application Portal Closes: August 22, 2022, 11:59 pm PDT

FY2022 Nevada Humanities Planning Grants:
Deadline: Rolling
Online Application Portal Opens: August 21, 2021
Online Application Portal Closes: August 22, 2022, 11:59 pm PDT

Mini-Grants: No projects will be funded after publicity materials have been released. The application process, forms, and guidelines for Mini-Grants are the same as for Major Project Grants and Planning Grants.

Planning Grants: The application forms and guidelines for planning grants are the same as for Mini-Grants and Nevada Humanities Major Project Grants.

Documents and Information Required
- EIN Tax ID number
- DUNS number
- SAM registration
- Date of 501(c)(3) nonprofit determination
- Federal IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit determination letter
- Most recent audited financial statements - or, if your organization does not have an audit, your most recently
filed Form 990 or 990-EZ or 990-N e-Postcard
- Narrative questions to be answered and project details and an itemized budget to be provided

Nevada Humanities grants are matching grants and require applicants to match awarded funds at a minimum of 1:1. Nevada Humanities grant funds may cover no more than 50% of the total cost of the project.

All organizations are limited to two project grant type awards from Nevada Humanities in one fiscal year (November 1 – October 31). These may consist of no more than one Nevada Humanities Major Project Grant and one Mini-Grant or Planning Grant per fiscal year.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

To request assistance with your application, contact Nevada Humanities’ grant coordinator Bobbie Ann Howell at or Aliza Berlin at

Reno Office
1670-200 North Virginia Street
P.O. Box 8029
Reno, NV 89507-8029
Tel: (775) 784-6587
Tel: (800) 382-5023

Las Vegas Office
1017 S. First Street, Unit 190
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Tel: (702) 800-4670

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