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Promotion of the Humanities Challenge Grants

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 National Endowment for the Humanities

Contact: Diane E. Waryas, Interim Director Office of Resource Development and Assessment, 702.651.4485

Challenge Grants

National Endowment for the Humanities


The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this document that have been posted as of 02/08/2011 . If updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information is provided below the synopsis.

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Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: 20110504-CH
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Posted Date: Feb 08, 2011
Creation Date: Feb 08, 2011
Original Closing Date for Applications: May 04, 2011   
Current Closing Date for Applications: May 04, 2011   
Archive Date: Jun 03, 2011
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Humanities (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA)
Category Explanation:  
Expected Number of Awards: 20
Estimated Total Program Funding:  
Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
Award Floor: $0
CFDA Number(s): 45.130  --  Promotion of the Humanities_Challenge Grants
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes

Eligible Applicants

State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Agency Name

National Endowment for the Humanities


NEH challenge grants are capacity-building grants, intended to help institutions and organizations secure long-term improvements in and support for their humanities programs and resources. Grants may be used to establish or enhance endowments or spend-down funds (that is, funds that are invested, with both the income and the principal being expended over a defined period of years) that generate expendable earnings to support ongoing program activities. Grantees may also use funds for one-time capital expenditures (such as construction and renovation, purchase of equipment, and acquisitions) that bring long-term benefits to the institution and to the humanities more broadly. Because of the matching requirement, these NEH grants also strengthen the humanities by encouraging nonfederal sources of support. Applications are welcome from colleges and universities, museums, public libraries, research institutions, historical societies and historic sites, scholarly associations, state humanities councils, and other nonprofit entities. Programs that involve collaboration among multiple institutions are eligible as well, but one institution must serve as the lead agent and formal applicant of record.

Link to Full Announcement

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Office of Challenge Grants
National Endowment for the Humanities
Room 420
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20506