Youth Projects Can Benefit from Humanities Funding

Agency: Nat’l Endowment for the Humanities; Program: Public Humanities Projects (CFDA Number: 45.164, Funding Opportunity Number: 20160810-GW); Eligibility: Governments, universities and 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards of up to $1 million each (no match required); Deadline: Aug. 10.

Summary: Funding supports projects such as websites, mobile applications, games, and virtual environments that significantly contribute to the public’s engagement with the humanities. These projects must engage humanities scholarship to illuminate significant themes in disciplines, such as history, literature, ethics and art, or to address challenging issues in contemporary life.

Museum outreach is also supported. School/children programs have benefited. For example, public television station received a grant for Mission America, a multi-media initiative to help young people ages 9 to 13 learn American history. Mission America centered on five free online games set in different eras in U.S. history. A game format provides learners with a rich and highly interactive environment in which to explore crucial events, conflicts and perspectives in American history. For more:

Info: (NOFA) or 202/606-8269; e-mail, for questions about this funding competition.


About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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