About Regular Grants

  • Awarded two times per year Summer and Winter
  • Awards between $5,000-$20,000  
  • Period of performance is twelve months.
  • Next Application for the Summer Regular Grant will open June 1, 2024. LOI will open on June 1 and application available upon approval. LOI deadline July 1, 2024.
  • Application deadline for Summer Regular Grant: Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 5:00 PM.
  • Decisions for the Summer Regular Grant: Friday, September 27, 2024
  • Regular Grants are paid out in full (100%) after decision date 
  • Letter of Intent (LOI) is required to apply and will be available June 1, 2024 through July 1, 2024.
  • Up-to-date nonprofit status 
  • Grantees may not apply in two grant opportunities at the same time 
  • Grantees may not apply to an opportunity (Rapid or Regular), if they were awarded a grant in the cycle immediately prior to the current cycle. 
  • Grantees may not have two grants open at the same time. 
  • Grantees must complete a final report and have it approved before applying for a new grant 
  • Grantees may receive funding for the same project in two different grant cycles, but not for a third time.
  • Grantees may receive funding for a planning grant and an implementation grant, but not for a third time.
  • Community forums and public discussions, including book or film discussion programs
  • Community history projects, including oral histories
  • Conferences and symposia, academic conferences where there is a strong public component
  • Curriculum resources for K-12 classroom use
  • Exhibits—physical and/or online   
  • Festivals and interpretive performances
  • Institutes and similar programs for teachers
  • Lectures and lecture series
  • Media programs: production of films, script development, videos, television, radio, podcasts, websites, or digital media  
  • Project planning
  • Print publications—books, brochures, exhibit catalogs, and interpretive maps   
  • Research that leads to programs having a direct public audience   
  • Travel expenses for project personnel (mileage and meals) 

Grant Funding May Not Support:

  • Advocacy or political action; programs that promote a particular policy or point of view
  • Creative or performing arts, unless used in a supporting role to enhance discussion
  • Courses for credit, except those designed especially for teachers
  • Indirect costs
  • International travel
  • Awards or gifts
  • Building construction, restoration, or renovation
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Do not substitute a different budget format or table. If you compose your budget on a MAC, make sure to save as an Excel file
  • Budget forms are available for download inside the application
  • Project costs must equal the amount you request in the grant application
  • You must provide an explanation for how you arrive at all your costs in the budget
  • Cost share is required for all Regular Grant applications.
  • Cash cost share is any monetary donation to the project, usually from a third-party source (another grant, for example)
  • In-kind cost share is any other contribution, including but not limited to volunteer, staff, or part time salaries not paid by the grant. Facilities use and materials are also in-kind cost share items
  • Sample budgets can be found in the FAQ section

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