New Hampshire Humanities Focus Grants provide grant funds to support public humanities programs on a selected theme or area of focus.

Focus Grant 2021: Indigenous Studies and Literature

The inaugural Focus Grant, developed in conjunction with United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s May 2021 virtual visit to New Hampshire Humanities, will provide up to $1,000 to fund public humanities programs focused on indigenous studies, poetry, or literature.

We welcome applications from both non-profit organizations or individual scholars that propose creative and engaging public humanities programs exploring a topic within the following fields: indigenous studies, poetry, or literature. We particularly encourage proposals for programs that will focus on indigenous stories; incorporate analytical perspectives of race, class, or gender; explore questions surrounding identity; highlight transnational literature; or engage with the digital humanities.

Applicants may request up to $1,000 in grant funds; there is no matching funds requirement for this grant. All applications are due by June 10, 2021. All grant-supported events must take place  between July 1 - October 15, 2021. 


Additional Information and Application Materials:


Focus Grant Call for Proposals

Application Instructions

Focus Grant Proposal

Focus Grant Proposed Budget

Focus Grant Application


Additional Resources: 

NEH Code of Ethics Related to Native Americans 


To discuss your program idea or receive more information, please contact NHH Community Project Grant Program Manager, Agnes Burt (