Focus Grant, Spring 2022:
A More Perfect Union

In 2026, the United States will celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence’s proclamation. In anticipation of this anniversary, New Hampshire Humanities' (NHH) spring Focus Grant will fund public humanities projects that explore what it means to “build a more perfect union” or be an “informed citizen” in a democracy.

NHH welcomes applications from non-profit organizations proposing creative and engaging public humanities programs that align with the goals of the A More Perfect Union initiative: to support community engagement with the history of our nation’s quest for a more just, inclusive, and sustainable society; broaden participation in the documentation and telling of our shared American experience; and deepen the public’s knowledge of and commitment to our nation’s principles of constitutional government and democracy.

 We encourage proposals that explore any of the following topics:


NHH is accepting on a rolling basis until all funds are dispersed, or June 30. 2022, whichever occurs first.



Eligibility: private nonprofit organizations; institutions of higher education; state, local, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments; institutions of the federal government

Grant Amount: up to $2,000; there is no matching-funds requirement for this award.

Application Deadline: Rolling, until all funds are dispersed.

Award Criteria:

For more information regarding the award criteria, please download and read the Focus Grant Guidelines available at the bottom of this page.


Apply for a Focus Grant

Required Materials:


To submit an application:

  1. Review the Focus Grant Guidelines and FAQs page for more information regarding the grant opportunity.
  2. Contact NHH with questions about your program idea.
  3. Download the Focus Grant narrative and budget.
  4. Complete the project narrative and budget.
  5. Save copies of the application materials to your computer.
  6. Navigate to the Focus Grant online portal via the grant webpage or by clicking here.
  7. Upload all application materials.
  8. Click “Submit.” You will receive a confirmation that your application has been received.


Application Materials


Administer your Focus Grant

Please refer to the sections below for more information on administering your grant.

Submit your payment request here.


NHH will isssue the final report template by June 1. 

All grant recipients must submit a final report on or before November 30, 2022.

NHH highly encourages grant recipients to submit their final report as soon as possible after they have completed all grant-funded events and obligated all funds, even if this is well before the formal deadline. Submitting late or inaccurate reports may impact your organization’s ability to receive future grants from NHH.



An acknowledgment of New Hampshire Humanities’ support must be fully visible and/or audible on all materials, projects, or events resulting from a Focus Grant.  This includes but is not limited to film, radio and new media productions, publicity and press materials, project websites, displays, exhibits, public reports, etc.

Include the following acknowledgement on all materials:

“This project was made possible with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mellon Foundation. Learn more at”

NHH Logos: 


Publicity and Promotion

NHH will promote your grant-funded event(s) via our social media, online calendar, e-news and print publications. Complete the public events listing form for any event you would like us to publicize.



If you have any questions about the Focus Grant, please contact NHH program staff by emailing or submit an inquiry here.

Additional resources




New Hampshire Humanities Spring 2022 Focus Grants are made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.