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45.164 Promotion of the Humanities_Public Programs
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.
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 and radio.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Grants are made to support consultation, planning and implementation costs.
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.
Pre-application Coordination: Applicants are strongly encouraged, but not required, to submit to the program a preliminary draft for response by program staff at least six weeks in advance of the application deadline. The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No. 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 or matching requirements. Source: Program Guidelines. Contact: See Headquarters Office below.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Progress reports are required at least annually but no more frequently than quarterly. Cash reports are required quarterly. Final progress and expenditure reports are due within 90 days after completion or termination of the project.
Account Identification: 59-0200-0-1-503.
In fiscal year 2001, 534 applications were received and 153 grants were made. In fiscal year 2002, 826 applications were received and 234 grants are anticipated.
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, 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 library received a grant for a book and film discussion series, a traveling exhibition, lectures, historic site tours, and curricular materials about the life and works of John Steinbeck. 2) A public television station received a grant for a four-hour documentary series on Reconstruction that tells the story of the aftermath of the destruction of slavery and the defeat of the Confederacy after the Civil War. 3) A museum received a grant for a traveling exhibition, catalog, website, and public programming exploring the artistic and cultural achievements of the Il-Khanids, who ruled parts of Afghanistan, Iran, Russia, Turkey, and Iraq during the 13th and 14th centuries. 4) A state-wide organization received a grant for Chautauqua programs, a traveling panel exhibition, a book discussion series, teachers' institutes, and speakers' bureau programs about the Lewis and Clark expedition.
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.