Please note: One copy of the online application must be printed and submitted, with original signatures, as part of the application process. This applies to Open and Discretionary grants.

The online proposal must be received by the deadline in the case of Open Grant applications; the paper copy must be post marked no later than 48 hours after the deadline.


Open Grant Program

  • April 15th
  • October 15th

Discretionary Grant Program

There is no deadline for this program; applications are accepted at any time.

Staff Assistance

Virginia Humanities staff is available to advise prospective applicants at any stage of the process. All applicants are urged to contact the staff prior to submission of their proposals. Draft proposals are encouraged. We recommend that drafts be submitted at least four weeks prior to the deadline to allow time for a thorough staff review. For more information, please call 434-924-3296 or email