We recognize that the Coronavirus presents significant challenges, both personal and work-related, to all our prospective grant applicants. While much has changed in all our lives as a result of the Coronavirus, we have decided to keep the application deadline and review schedule for the spring 2020 Open Grant cycle the same.

Applications are due April 15; and funding decisions will be made on June 5. As always, all applicants are encouraged to contact staff and to submit a draft proposal for staff review prior to the formal application.

Applicants who are facing extraordinary circumstances as a result of challenges related to COVID-19 may request a one-week extension of the deadline; but any such extensions must be approved in advance.

Applicants are also strongly encouraged to consider alternatives to in-person events at this time.

For this cycle only, we are suspending the requirement that applicants submit a hard copy of the complete application. Digital signatures for the Project Director and Fiscal Officer are allowed on the cover page in lieu of original signatures.

For further information, contact grants@virginiahumanities.org.

Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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