FAQ & Resources
Can I apply for funding as an individual?
No. Only incorporated non-profit organizations are eligible to apply.
Must the sponsoring non-profit organization have 501(c)3 status?
No, but it must be an incorporated non-profit.
Does the non-profit organization have to be located in Virginia?
No. Non-profit organizations located outside of Virginia are eligible to apply if their project deals with a subject or subjects directly related to Virginia and a significant audience within the state is anticipated
What is Cost Share?
All Virginia Humanities grants must be matched with at least an equal amount of Cost Share, which can be in the form of cash or in-kind contributions from non-federal sources. Sources and amounts of anticipated Cost Share should be indicated at the time of the proposal.
- Cash cost share is any monetary donation to the project, usually from “outside” or third-party sources (another grant, for example).
- In-kind cost share is any other contribution, including but not limited to un-reimbursed travel, volunteer time, facilities use, and staff salaries not paid by the grant.
Who is considered a “humanities scholar”?
The term “humanities scholar” may include:
- Teaching or research college faculty
- Local historians or independent scholars who have a strong record of scholarship
- Professional museum curators
- Librarians, writers, and others whose work is strongly grounded in the humanities
- Persons representing various cultural traditions—a Native American tribal chief, for example—if they are recognized as spokespersons for their traditions.
Can I submit an application to Regular and Rapid grant cycles at the same time?
No. We ask that you choose one or the other grant opportunity and not apply to both.
Can I print a copy of the questions and requirements before I start working online?
Yes. You can access a downloadable version of the application on the Grants Program Landing Page: Click Here
How will I be notified of your decision?
You will receive an email from grants staff, originating from the GLM system notifying you of the decision as close to the decision date as is possible.