Our Stories, Our Lives

Humanities Grants

Humanities grants support opportunities to engage the public with the humanities. Grant projects may include events, museum exhibitions, film and book discussions, documentaries, performances, and other public activities. The maximum grant request is $15,000.

Criteria: The humanities are central to the project; at least one humanities professional is involved; there is at least one opportunity for engagement between humanities scholarship and the public; and the audience is clearly defined.

All fields of this application are REQUIRED unless otherwise specified.

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1. Application Contact (complete this section first)

This is the person filling out the online form. It could be the same person as the project director. A link to the application will be immediately sent to the email provided in this section.

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2. Sponsoring Non-Profit Organization

This is the organization responsible for the project. The organization must be a non-profit and located in the state of Michigan.

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DUNS Number The Data Universal Number System (DUNS) has been adopted by the federal government to track how federal grant money is allocated. DUNS numbers identify your organization and are required by the Michigan Humanities Council for all grant applications. If you do not have a DUNS# you may apply for one at: http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/pages/CCRSearch.jsp

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3. Project Director

This is the person responsible for the management of the project and has the responsibility of submitting final reports to MHC.

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4. Humanities Scholars / Professionals

At least one scholar/professional must participate in the project.
For all scholars and professionals, please see grant guidelines for an explanation of the role of the humanities scholar/professional.

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5. Fiscal Officer

This is the person responsible for the recordkeeping and accounting for the grant funds and cost share. The Fiscal Officer cannot be the Project Director. This person will complete and submit the required financial reports.

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6. Project Description

What are the project’s goals and how do they support the MHC mission? What do you hope to have accomplished at the conclusion of the project?MHC Mission: To connect people and communities by fostering and supporting quality cultural programs.

What humanities themes or issues will be addressed? All projects must have humanities-related content, interpretation, or discussion.

How will this project provide expanded or additional opportunities to participate in, or experience, public humanities programs in Michigan?

How is the proposed project unique?

Project/Program Start Date  Current grant period dates can be found on the MHC website grants page.

Project/Program End Date

What specific activities will need to occur as part of the project? When do these happen along the project's overall timeline?

Does this event occur annually?

If yes, what are your plans for sustaining the event in subsequent years?

 
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7. Project Details

Where will the project activities, including required public programming, take place? Describe the location(s), venue capacity, and why it is appropriate for the program’s format.The primary audience for the project should be the general public. Programs should be available free or at low cost.

Name and describe the role of each collaborating and partner organization.

Describe the strengths of the project team, including the roles of the collaborating organizations, scholars and professionals.

List and describe the products to be provided to the Council and available to the public.

Will the project create any type of exhibit or media resource?

If yes, please describe, including appropriate Exhibit Abstract and related attachments below.

 
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8. Target Audience

Anticipated number of adults

Anticipated number of children

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Description of the Target Audience

Promotion Strategy: How do you plan to promote your project/program to reach the target audience? MHC Publicity Requirements must be considered in the promotion strategy.

Evaluation: What methods will be used to measure changes in audience knowledge or attitudes, or to determine the success of the project? The MHC Audience Survey tool must be part of this strategy.

Is there a cost to attend this program?

If yes, how much?

How will the proceeds be used?

 
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9. Project Budget

All funding requests must complete the summary Budget Form below. Since space is limited on this form, please upload your itemized budget spreadsheet as a pdf attachment to the application.

Grant Request: $8888.88
Applicant cost-share: $8888.88
Total: $8888.88

 

Expenses Grant Request Cost‑Share
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Cost‑Share
In‑Kind
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Cost‑Share
Total Itemization / Detail
Salaries $0.00 $0.00
Fringe Benefits $0.00 $0.00
Honoraria $0.00 $0.00
Travel $0.00 $0.00
Telephone $0.00 $0.00
Rentals $0.00 $0.00
Printing & Duplication $0.00 $0.00
Promotion $0.00 $0.00
Supplies & Postage $0.00 $0.00
Resource Materials $0.00 $0.00
Evaluation For grant requests of $3,000 or more: The Evaluation line item in the project budget should include a minimum of $350 to cover the stipend of an external evaluator who will be assigned by MHC after the project is approved for funding. Expenses associated with additional project evaluation activities may also be included in the Evaluation total.

The external evaluator assists in the overall evaluation process by contributing objectivity and experience. Their work helps MHC determine broad program needs and effectively achieve the MHC mission. The evaluator is paid directly by the grantee after evaluation reports have been received.
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Other $0.00 $0.00
Total Expenses $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00  

 

Cost-share percentage calculation:
For Humanities Grant requests over $3000, cost-share percentage must be equal to or greater than 120%.
For Humanities Grant requests $3000 or less, cost-share percentage must be equal to or greater than 100%.
Federal dollars may not be used as cost-share.
The Council allows 10% of the grant amount to be used as cost-share attributed to indirect costs. For example, if the grant request is $15,000, a maximum of $1,500 of indirect costs could be used as applicant cost-share.

Does the Applicant organization have any applications pending for other MHC grant programs?

If yes, please select all appropriate

 
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10. Application Attachments

Attachments must be PDFs. (2MB maximum)

NAMING YOUR DOCUMENTS FOR UPLOADING:

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  • Suggested document names: supportletter.organization name, nonprofitdocumentation.organization name, boardmembers.organization name, or exhibitabstract.organization name

For all larger files and/or multimedia resources, please include a link below.

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Letter(s) of Support/Commitment from Collaborators General letters of support should be limited to no more than 3.
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List of Current Board Members for Applicant Organization
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Organization Non-Profit Status Documentation
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Additional Attachments:

For Exhibits: Exhibit Abstract
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For Exhibits: Letter of Support from Host Institution
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For Media Projects: Letter of Interest
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For Media Projects: Script Treatment
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11. Authorizing Official

Enter the name of the person (such as the president, executive director, or school principal or superintendent) who is authorized to submit application for funding on the organization's behalf and who will agree to comply with the certifications set forth below.

1. Certification Regarding the Nondiscrimination Statutes. The grantee (applicant organization) certifies that it will comply with the following nondiscrimination statutes and implementing regulations: a. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C 2000d et seq.), which provides that no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity for which the applicant received federal financial assistance; b. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 794), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of handicap in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance; c. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended (20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq.), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance; and d. The Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended (42 U.S.C. 6101 et seq.), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance, except that actions which reasonably take age into account as a factor necessary for the normal operation or achievement of any statutory objective of the project or activity shall not violate this statute.

2. Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion-Lower Tier Covered Transactions (45 CFR 1169) a. The prospective lower tier participant certifies, by submission of this proposal, that neither it nor its principals is presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from participation in this transaction by any federal department or agency. b. Where the prospective lower tier participant is unable to certify to any of the statements in the certification, such prospective shall attach an explanation to this proposal.

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