Promotion of the Humanities Public Programs

To provide opportunities for the American public to explore human history and culture through humanities programs in museums, historical organizations, libraries, community centers, and other gathering places, as well as on public television, radio, the Internet, and other digital media.

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Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available


Agency - National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation and public programs in the humanities.


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Philadelphia Museum Of Art $ 400,000   2018-08-012021-07-31
Autry Museum Of The American West $ 400,000   2018-08-012021-07-31
Mid-america Arts Alliance Inc $ 4,733,334   2012-07-012021-06-30
Harriet U Allyn Testamentary Trust $ 1,000   2018-04-012021-05-31
Wnet $ 500,000   2018-05-012021-04-30
Citizen Film Inc $ 245,000   2018-04-012021-03-31
Window To The World Communications, Inc. $ 400,000   2017-01-012020-12-31
Crystal Bridges-museum Of American Art $ 65,000   2018-08-012020-12-31
Museum Of New Mexico Foundation $ 460,000   2018-08-012020-11-30
Women In Film And Video, Inc. $ 450,000   2019-01-012020-10-31



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants are made to support discovery and prototyping costs for Digital Projects for the Public, development and production costs for Media Projects and Bridging Cultures through Film, and planning and implementation costs for Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State and local governments; sponsored organizations; public and private nonprofit institutions/organizations; other public institutions/organizations; Federally recognized Indian tribal governments; Native American organizations; U.S.

Territories; non-government-general, minority organizations and other specialized groups; quasi-public nonprofit institutions may apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State and local governments; sponsored organizations; public and private nonprofit institutions/organizations; other public institutions/organizations; Federally recognized Indian tribal governments; Native American organizations; U.S. Territories; non-government-general, minority organizations and other specialized groups; quasi-public nonprofit institutions will benefit.

Credentials/Documentation

Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-21 for educational institutions and OMB Circular No. A-122 for nonprofit organizations apply. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applications to NEH must be submitted via Grants.gov. Application forms and guidelines are available online (http://www.neh.gov/grants/grants.html) and upon request from the headquarters office.

Award Procedures

Applications are reviewed by subject area specialists, panels of scholars, and other appropriate individuals. Awards are made by the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities after advice from the National Council on the Humanities.

Deadlines

Jun 06, 2018: For Digital Projects for the Public, with three distinct grants areas for Discovery, Prototyping and Production. None.

Authorization

National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, as amended, Public Law 89-209, 20 U.S.C. 951 et seq. , Public Law 89-209, 20 U.S.C 951.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days. Approximately 4 to 6 months.

Appeals

None, but applicant may reapply.

Renewals

Renewals may be granted and are processed as new applications.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Varies, but usually 6 months to 3 years. Funds must be obligated during the grant period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are required at least annually but no more frequently than quarterly.

Final progress reports are due within 90 days after completion or termination of the project.

Expenditure reports are due within 90 days after completion or termination of the project.

No performance monitoring is required.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In addition, grants are subject to inspection and audits by NEH and other Federal officials.

Records

Documentation of expenditures and other fiscal records must be retained for 3 years following the submission of the final expenditure report.

Financial Information

Account Identification

59-0200-0-1-503.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $16,938,857; FY 17 est $14,586,200; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available(Exp: Awaiting final FY18 Appropriatio) - FY 17 obligations include additional funding provided by NEH Treasury matching grants and by the Common Good.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

FY 16 from $1,000 to $600,000; $129,300.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

45 CFR 1100 and 1105. Guidelines are available online at http://www.neh.gov/grants/grants.html or by request from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, DC 20506. Available from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402, is the Endowment's official publication, 'Humanities' by subscription (6 issues annually, $24.00 domestic, $30.00 foreign).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Public Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Public Programs, 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20506 Email: publicprograms@neh.gov Phone: (202) 606-8269. , Washington, District of Columbia 20506 Email: publicprograms@neh.gov Phone: (202) 606-8269.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

A successful application will demonstrate national significance or impact, outreach to groups of Americans not often engaged in public humanities projects, collaboration among cultural institutions and organizations as well as other similar or different groups, and use of a broad spectrum of the most effective formats, technologies, and venues for lifelong learning in the humanities. Although every proposal will not be expected to meet all of the criteria outlined above, the Division will give priority to applications that further these objectives. See program guidelines for details.



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