Grant Opportunity: National Endowment for the Humanities- Humanities Access Grant

Deadline for applications: May 3, 2017
Humanities Access grants help support capacity building for humanities programs that benefit one or more of the following groups: children, family, and young adults 18-30. Programs supported by Humanities Access grants have included a young readers’ initiative sponsored by a state humanities council, a “family conversations” program at a rural historical society connecting the area’s cultural and natural resources, and internships for students at a liberal arts college to work in local cultural organizations during the summer.

Eligibility: The grants provide funding for existing programs at institutions such as public libraries, local and regional museums, historical societies, community colleges, four-year colleges and universities, archival repositories, and other cultural organizations.

Humanities Access Grants offer two years of match-based funding. All funds must be expended by the end of the grant period. Humanities Access grant funds should not be used to replace existing program funds but to expand or enhance an existing humanities program. Institutions that have never received an NEH grant and small to mid-sized institutions are especially encouraged to apply.

Award Information: NEH will offer successful applicants a one-to-one matching grant of either $50,000 or $100,000 divided evenly over the first two years of the three-year grant.
The Humanities Access grant period begins May 1, 2017 and ends September 30, 2020. Annual certification of gifts is due no later than May 1, 2018; and May 1, 2019.

Brockport Research Institute (BRI) is available to help with writing a proposal. If you have questions about this opportunity or BRI, please contact Sara Silverstone at or 585-703-5400 or visit

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