Deadline: 15 May 2020
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Office of Challenge Grants is currently seeking applications for the Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants.
The purpose of the Challenge Grants program is 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.
This notice of funding opportunity is for Capital Projects that support the design, purchase, construction, restoration, or renovation of facilities for humanities activities.
This includes the purchase and installation of related moveable and permanently affixed equipment for exhibiting, maintaining, monitoring, and protecting collections (whether on exhibit or in storage), and for critical building systems, such as electrical, heating ventilation and air conditioning, security, life safety, lighting, utilities, telecommunications, and energy management. Expenditures must be shown to bring long-term benefits to the institution and to the humanities more broadly.
- Award Ceiling: $750,000
- Award Floor: $1
- Estimated Total Program Funding: $12,500,000
- Period of Performance: Up to 6 years for eligible Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, HispanicServing Institutions of higher education, and two-year community colleges.
- Up to 5 years for all other eligible applicants.
- The period of performance begins as early as May 1, 2021 and no later than September 1, 2021
- Eligible applicants include:
- U.S. nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status,
- Accredited public and 501(c)(3) institutions of higher education,
- State and local governmental agencies;
- And federally recognized Native American tribal governments.
- Applicants must work wholly or in part in the humanities: they must support research, education, preservation, or public programming in the humanities.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=325278