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 (firstname.lastname@example.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 (email@example.com). 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).