Public Humanities Grant is designed to support public programs that endeavor to include a clear and effective humanities purpose and focus.
The Public Humanities Grant application process is competitive.
Public Humanities Grant Requirements:
- The project is done within a clear humanities context and content.
- Duration of grant project may not exceed one year from the start date to the end date.
- A humanities scholar or expert in the field with knowledge of the subject will need to be a part of the project.
o A résumé is required for key project staff.
o Letters of commitment from key project staff of their roles for the proposed project.
o Clearly defined roles for all project staff.
- A confirmed sponsoring organization.
o Letter of commitment from the sponsoring organization’s executive director.
o Sponsoring organization must have a D-U-N-S (Data Universal Numbering System) number. D-U-N-S numbers are free and easily obtained from Dun & Bradstreet. Most likely your organization already has a D-U-N-S number. Be sure to confirm with your administrative or grants office. For more information, go to http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform.
- The opportunity for the general public to experience the program for free or at a nominal cost.
- If there is cost for admission, at least one free public program to be presented.
o A plan(s) for soliciting evaluations from the audience at the free public program, and from the results of the overall HCH-supported project.
- Project programs should have concise plans for review.
o A written plan of an exhibition, and the sample text from exhibit.
o A script and treatment for documentary projects.
o Structure of workshops and materials to be presented.
- A concerted effort to publicize the program(s) made available through the grant project.
- A Final Report submitted at the end of the grant project.
- Nonprofit organizations serving the general public of Hawai‘i.
- Public institutions serving the general public of Hawai‘i.
HCH does NOT award Public Humanities Grants for:
- Projects that do not incorporate a clear humanities context and content;
- Creative or performing arts projects;
- Political advocacy, or lobbying;
- Social, psychological, legal or health services, training or counseling programs;
- Reception, food, leis, and entertainment;
- Administrative overhead;
- Building construction and operating costs;
- Purchase of property and buildings;
- Fundraising projects.
Public Humanities Grant applications may be submitted at any of the two application deadlines per year.