Grant resources designed to help you carry out a successful project

Grants Administrator Resources

Congratulations on receiving a grant from Indiana Humanities. We’re excited to fund your project and help you deliver humanities-related programming to your community. We want to make sure that you focus most of your effort on developing a successful project with positive impact and that the time you spend administering your grant is as smooth as possible. To help with this, we’ve provided a number of resources on this page.

Advancing Racial Equity Collection Development Grant

Did you receive an Advancing Racial Equity Collection Development Grant? Please use the following resources to report on the outcomes of your grant.

Indiana Humanities CARES Grant

Did you receive an Indiana Humanities CARES Grant? If so, check out the following tools to keep you on track.

Preserving Women's Legacy Grant

Did you receive a Preserving Women’s Legacy Grant? If so, check out the following tools to keep you on track.

Action Grant

Did you receive one of our Action Grants? If so, check out the following tools to keep you on track.

Historic Preservation Education Grant

Did you receive one of our Historic Preservation Education Grants? If so, check out the following tools to keep you on track.

INcommon Grant

Did you receive an INcommon Grant? If so, check out the following tools to keep you on track.

Innovation Grant

Did you receive an Innovation Grant? If so, check out the following tools to keep you on track.

Collaboration Grant

Did you receive Collaboration Grant? If so, check out the following tools to keep you on track.

Quantum Leap Grant

Did you receive a Quantum Leap Grant? If so, check out the following tools to keep you on track. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to apply for a grant?

Indiana-based nonprofit entities, including public libraries, historical societies, museums, preservation groups, schools, churches, community centers and government agencies, may apply for Indiana Humanities grants. Individuals and for-profit groups are not eligible. Applicant organizations do not have to have 501(c)3 status with the IRS, but they must be tax-exempt. 

What is the source of funding for Indiana Humanities grants?

The National Endowment for the Humanities, through an annual grant to Indiana Humanities, provides support for the grants program. In addition:

  • Indiana Landmarks provides half of the annual funds for the Historic Preservation Education Grant.
  • The Indianapolis Foundation, a Central Indiana Community Foundation affiliate, provides INcommon Grant funds for Marion County organizations.
  • The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs provided the funds for the Preserving Women’s Legacy Grant.
  • Lilly Endowment Inc. provided the funds for the Advancing Racial Equity Collection Development grants.

What is the maximum time period for the grant project?

The time period allowed for project completion varies from grant to grant. Please refer to the call for proposals for each grant.

 What should I do if I can’t complete my grant in the original timeline?

If you find you can’t meet the project deadline as set forth in our grant agreement, please contact the director of grants (grants@indianahumanities.org) to discuss how best to proceed.

Are indirect costs allowed?

Indirect costs, up to 10 percent of direct costs, may be included in the grant request. An additional 25 percent of direct costs may be included as indirect cost share (matching).

What should I do if need to revise my program and it’s different than what I proposed in my grant application?

In circumstances such as this, please contact the director of grants (grants@indianahumanities.org). Depending on what you plan and how well it fits into the outline of your original proposal, we may be able to approve the revision and fund the project under our grant agreement.

 What happens if I receive a grant but decide not to do the project?

If you’re unable to accept the grant for any reason, please inform the director of grants in writing and we will “deobligate” it.

What is the CFDA number for this grant program?

For organizations that need to track their federal grant awards, these grants are funded under a program of the National Endowment for the Humanities that is identified as 45.129 in the Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA).

What is the National Endowment for the Humanities grant number under which funding for this program is provided?

The NEH grant number may vary depending on the year you received your grant. The number will be listed in your grant agreement, and you may also inquire with the director of grants (grants@indianahumanities.org).

Questions?

If you have questions about these resources or requirements related to your grant, please contact Indiana Humanities’ director of grants at 317.638.1500 (toll free 800.675.8897), ext. 128, or grants@indianahumanities.org