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45.162 Promotion of the Humanities_Education Development and Demonstration
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES, NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES
National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, as amended, Public Law 89-209, 20 U.S.C. 951 et seq.
Education Development and Demonstration grants provide support for teachers and educational institutions at all levels to engage students in sustained, thoughtful study of the humanities.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Projects should strengthen the capacity of teachers to engage their students in substantive study of the humanities and should address how specific humanities topics are best taught and learned. Projects that deal solely with pedagogical theory or that are intended to improve writing, speaking, or thinking skills apart from a focus on specific humanities content are not normally supported.
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; other specialized groups; and quasi-public nonprofit institutions may apply.
Pre-application Coordination: Informal inquiry with the headquarters office, followed by submission of a preliminary draft is encouraged. Endowment staff should be sent preliminary applications at least eight weeks in advance of final application deadline for eligibility review. The standard application forms as furnished by the Endowment and required by OMB Circular No. A-102 must be used for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula. Source: Program Guidelines. Contact: See Headquarters Office below.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Progress reports are required at least annually. Cash reports on project expenditures are required quarterly. Final progress and expenditure reports are due within 90 days after completion or termination of project support by NEH.
Account Identification: 59-0200-0-1-503.
In fiscal year 2001, 253 applications were received and 80 awards made. In fiscal year 2002, 335 applications and 73 grants are anticipated.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
45 CFR 1100 and 1105. The publication entitled "National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Programs, 2000-2001" is available upon request from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, DC 20506. It is also available online at http://www.neh.gov/grants.html. Available from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402, is the Endowment's official publication, "Humanities" by subscription (6 issues annually, $24.00 domestic, $30.00 foreign).
Regional or Local Office: None.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
(1) A Humanities Focus Grant to Five Colleges, Inc., in Amherst, Massachusetts, to support a series of workshops for teachers from four western Massachusetts school districts on new approaches to the American Revolution. (2) An Exemplary Education Project grant to the San Diego State University in San Diego, California, to develop and disseminate an Internet-based model curriculum for middle and high school courses in world history covering ancient times up to 1500 CE. (3) A Humanities Focus Grant to Prince George's Community College in Largo, Maryland, to implement a yearlong faculty seminar to explore Aristotle's works and contributions to Western thought. (4) An Exemplary Education Project grant the Community College Humanities Association in Newark, New Jersey, to conduct a nationwide mentoring project to strengthen the role of humanities faculty in community college programs for future teachers. (5) A Schools for a New Millennium implementation grant to Kenwood Academy, a public high school in Chicago, Illinois, to conduct a teacher-training program leading to the development of web-based humanities courses on the diverse social, literary, and cultural history of Chicago.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Proposals are read and evaluated on whether the intellectual quality of the project is excellent; whether the project is well designed; and whether the project will have significant results. See the program guidelines for detailed criteria.