Major Project Grants

Major Project Grants provide funds to eligible organizations to support public humanities programs.


Award Amount: Up to 10,000

Use of funds: Grant funds must be used to support a public humanities program.

Cost-Share: Major grants require a 1:1 cost share. This means that for every dollar that NHH grants, the applicant organization provide an equal contribution, either as cash or in-kind contributions.

Eligible applicants: Private nonprofit organizations; institutions of higher education; state, local, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments; groups of persons that form an association to carry out a project are eligible to apply for a community project grant.

Reporting: All major grant recipients are required to submit a final report, due 90 days after the grant period closes. Award recipients with grant periods longer than 3 three months may also be required to submit an interim report.

Application Timeline:

NHH Introductory Grant Workshop (virtual)

Draft proposal and budget deadline

Final application deadline 


June 15, 2022

July 15, 2022


September 15, 2022

October 15, 2022


December 15, 2022

January 15, 2023


March 15, 2023

April 15, 2023


June 15, 2023

July 15, 2023

Apply for a Major Project Grant

  1. Download and review the Major Project Grant Guidelines
  2. Contact NHH to discuss your idea.

  3. Download a copy of the project narrative and budget forms.
  4. Submit a draft narrative and budget to NHH by the draft deadline.
  5. NHH staff will review the draft and provide feedback on your proposal.
  6. Incorporate NHH's feedback as you deem necessary.
  7. Submit your final application via the online portal. Click here to access the application portal.
  8. NHH staff will confirm receipt upon submission.
  9. Major Grant proposals will be reviewed by the NHH Program Committee; applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision within 6-8 weeks of the application deadline. 


Application Materials and Guidelines

  • Grant Guidelines
  • Project Narrative
  • Budget Template

Submit your Application

Additional Materials

  • Sample Budget
  • Sample Project Narrative
  • CPG FAQs
  • Additional Resources


Administer your  Grant

Congratulations on receiving an NHH Major Project Grant. As part of the terms of your award, you agree to administer and report on your grant activities in accordance with NHH requirements.

This section outlines the grant requirements. Download the Instructions for Administering Your Grant (right column) for a complete checklist of the things you will need ot successfully administer your grant.

Accept your award

  • Sign the Contract
  • Submit your Grant Payment Request to NHH [link to payment form]. Refer to the payment schedule outlined in your contract when submitting your request.

Reporting and record-keeping

All NHH major grant recipients are required to submit an interim and final report, as well as records of third-party contributions. Throughout the grant period, collect and organize the following materials to submit as part of your reporting obligations. Subsequent payment requests will not be processed until the submitted report has been approved.

Throughout your period of performance, keep records of:

  • Budget changes
  • In-kind and cash contributions
  • Event attendance and audience demographics
  • Audience evaluations
  • Sample publicity
  • Sample project materials
  • Copies of letters sent to NH’s federal congressional delegation notifying them of your award. 


Grant Administration

Reporting and Financial Records



  • Publicity Tip Sheet
  • Grant acknowledgement 
  • Download NHH logos
  • Submit event information 


Publicizing your program

  • Complete a Public Events Listing Form.
  • Review our Publicity Tip Sheet for ideas on publicizing your program to the public.
  • Acknowledge NHH sponsorship.
  • Notify NH’s federal congressional delegation.

Additional Tips

  • If you have a photographer or videographer record your event, be sure to obtain the appropriate permissions and secure releases from participants.
  • Email digital photos (jpeg format at least 300 dpi) to NHH Communications Director, Rebecca Kinhan ( Include the name of your organization, date, and location of the event.


Submit a Report

    1. Download the NHH Interim and Final Report Template
    2. Complete the Interim Report section.
      1.      Save the file to your computer.
      2.      Click here to submit your report online.
      3.      Enter the requested information and upload your file. Click submit.
    3. If applicable, submit a payment request
    4. To complete the Final Report
      1.      Complete the final report section.
      2.      Assemble all required financial records and reporting documents
      4. Click here to submit your report online.
      5.      Enter the requested information and upload your file. Click submit.
    5. Submit your final payment request. NHH will process your payment once the final report has been approved.