About Regular Grants
- Awarded two times per year Summer and Winter
- Awards between $5,000-$20,000
- Period of performance is twelve months.
- The Application Window for the Winter Regular Grant is closed
- Next Application for the Summer Regular Grant will open June 1, 2024
- Decisions on the current Regular Grant announced: Friday, March 1, 2024
- Regular Grants are paid out in full (100%) after decision date
- Letter of Intent (LOI) is required to apply and will be available in Summer 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.
What We Fund
- 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)
What We Don’t Fund
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
- 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
How to Apply
Create an account or log in to our grants portal to start your application.