Action Grants for Nonprofits or Government Entities in New Jersey
New Jersey Council for the Humanities
September 30, 2023
City or township governments, Nonprofits, County governments, For-profit organizations other than small businesses
The New Jersey Council for the Humanities is seeking letters of intent for its Action Grants.
Donor Name: New Jersey Council for the Humanities
State: New Jersey
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Grant Duration: 12 months
An Action Grant can help you implement new projects developed through previous Incubation Grants or other planning processes. Or they can support the continuation or expansion of longstanding programs.
Up to 12 months
Example Action Grant Projects
Fieldwork for an oral history project.
Hosting a series of public humanities programs, such as a facilitated reading and discussion program.
Creation of humanities-based public exhibitions and tours, both in-person and virtual.
Supporting associated humanities-based public programming for an exhibition.
Production of a digital humanities project or other humanities-based multi-media resources.
Uses of Funds
All project costs must be reasonable, necessary to accomplish project objectives, and incurred during the grant period.
Project costs will include expenses for project personnel (paid staff, volunteers, consultants, and presenters), travel and lodging, materials and supplies, and services. The budget submitted must include all project costs, not only those charged to NJCH grant funds, but also those that will provide the required match through organizational funds or by other funding sources (more information about matching funds below). Values assigned should be reasonable in relation to rates paid for similar work, current market prices, or fair rental charges.
NJCH re-grants federal funds that it receives from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Please consult your organization’s accountant or auditor to determine if you are subject to certain governmental audit requirements as a result of your receipt of these federal funds. The organization should follow standard accounting procedures for all grant awards. Since grants may be subject to NJCH and NEH audit, grant recipients must maintain financial records for at least three years following submission of the final report.
To be eligible for a New Jersey Council for the Humanities grant, you must apply on behalf of a New Jersey-based nonprofit organization or government entity, such as a public library, museum, historical society, academic institution, religious group, or community organization.
Organizations that have a mission outside of the public humanities, such as arts and social service organizations, are eligible to apply if the funding would support public humanities work. They do not award grants to for-profit organizations or to individuals.
Applicant organizations must have a federal EIN. All applicants must have at least one year of verifiable public operation prior to submitting their proposal.
Please note that organizations that have an open Incubation or Action grant project with a project end date after the LOI deadline will not be eligible to apply in the current round.
For more information, visit NJCH.