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NEH: Seeking Applications for Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants Program

NEH: Seeking Applications for Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants Program

Deadline: 9 August 2018

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is seeking applications for its Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants program to strengthen the institutional base of the humanities by enabling infrastructure development and capacity building.

Awards aim to help institutions secure long-term support for their core activities and expand efforts to preserve and create access to outstanding humanities materials.


  • capital expenditures such as the design, purchase, construction, restoration or renovation of facilities and historic landscapes; and the purchase of equipment and software;
  • the sharing of collections;
  • investment in a restricted, short-term endowment or other
  • investment fund to support the following activities:
    • the documentation of cultural heritage materials that are lost or imperiled;
    • the sustaining of digital scholarly infrastructure; and
    • the preservation and conservation of collections.

Funding Information

  • Award Ceiling: $750,000
  • Award Floor: $2

Eligibility Criteria

  • U.S. nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, state and local governmental agencies, and federally recognized Native American tribal governments are eligible to apply, provided that they work wholly or in part with the humanities: they must support research, education, preservation, or public programming in the humanities. Eligible organizations include institutions of higher education. Affiliated institutions (for example, a university museum) should consult with NEH staff on questions of separate eligibility.
  • In addition, the following entities are eligible to apply and are subject to the one-to-one matching requirement:
    • public and 501(c)(3) nonprofit community colleges and post-secondary two-year institutions of higher education;
    • public and nonprofit 501(c)(3) U.S. historically black colleges or universities, as defined by Executive Order 13532. Eligible institutions are those included in the Department of Education’s list of HBCUs
    • public and nonprofit 501(c)(3) Hispanic-serving institutions
    • any U.S. tribal college or university, as defined by Executive Order 13270 and included in the Department of Education’s list of Tribal Colleges and Universities.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit Grants.gov.

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