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Promotion of the Humanities_Federal/State Partnership

Program Title:Promotion of the Humanities_Federal/State Partnership
Program Number:45.129
Department:National Endowment for the Humanities
Objectives:To promote local, statewide, and regional humanities programming through annual grants to humanities councils in each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and American Samoa. The 56 councils conduct humanities projects and grant programs for local nonprofit organizations, institutions, and groups, and occasionally for individuals. Under the provisions of 20 U.S.C. 956(f)(8), only one entity in each State may receive assistance from NEH as the State humanities council.
Assistance Type:FORMULA GRANTS
Use:Grants may be used to fund local, statewide, and regional humanities projects, subject to guidelines determined by each State humanities council.
Applicant:Nonprofit citizen councils in the several States and territories which conform to the requirements of 20 U.S.C. 956(f). If the State matches a certain percentage of the Federal grant and meets other legislated requirements, the Governor may designate the existing Council as a State agency. The resulting agency becomes an eligible applicant.
Local Office:See Regional Agency Offices. See Regional Agency Offices. Located in each State. Addresses available from National Endowment for the Humanities.
Headquarters:Federal/State Partnership, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, Room 603, Washington, District of Columbia 20506 Email: Phone: (202) 606-8254.
Examples:Fiscal Year 2013: Fiscal Year 2013: The New York Humanities Council’s “Community Conversations” program has downloadable online toolkits; “Mississippi Moments” reached over three million listeners on Mississippi Public Broadcasting in 2013; the Alaska Humanities Forum supports three programs that help to build understanding between urban centers and traditional Alaska Native villages; the Kansas Humanities Council supports “Shared Stories of the Civil War,” prepared reader’s theater scripts about historic events in Kansas that are followed on Twitter; Indiana Humanities completed a case study of Indiana’s humanities networks. Fiscal. Fiscal Year 2014: Year 2014: 54 state humanities councils are supporting local programs for veterans as part of NEH’s initiative Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War, including collaborating with Project Healing Waters; developing a TV show on the war experience of Native Oklahomans; grants to connect cultural organization with veterans; and reading and discussion programs. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available