NEH Challenge Grants Program

Posted by on April 5, 2002

National Endowment for the Humanities Offers Special Initiative to Help
Fund Local History Resources. Deadline: May 1, 2002

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced a special
initiative through its Challenge Grants program to help small
institutions improve their humanities resources in the area of local
history. The goals of the initiative include the creation of
opportunities for research, education, and public programs in local
history, especially in communities underserved by humanities activities;
the establishment of long-term partnerships among educational and
cultural organizations within communities; aiding organizations with
strategic planning; and building a base of financial support for
long-term programming.

Awards ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 will require recipients to raise
an equal amount from non-federal sources. Except for the one-to-one
matching ratio (NEH Challenge Grants normally require a match of either
three- or four-to-one), the guidelines for the Challenge Grants program
govern the initiative and should be used to prepare an application.

Any U.S. nonprofit organization that has not previously held an NEH
Challenge Grant is eligible to apply. Preference will be given to
institutions with annual budgets of less than $100,000 and to
institutions setting up new endowments for humanities programs.

For complete eligibility information and application procedures, see the
Challenge Grants guidelines at the NEH. Web site or call the Office of
Challenge Grants.

Office of Challenge Grants
National Endowment for the Humanities
Tel: (202) 606-8309
RFP Link:

For additional RFPs in Arts and Culture, visit:

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