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 2022 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:

Applicants may request up to $2,000 in grant funds; there is no matching funds requirement for this grant. All applications are due by March 31, 2022. All grant-supported events must take place before September 30, 2022.


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.

Award Criteria:

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

How to apply

Application Deadline: March 31, 2022.

Required Materials:

To submit your 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


All applicants will be notified of their application status by May 1, 2022.


If you have any questions about the Focus Grant, please contact Agnes Burt (

Additional resources




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