The Council awards Project Grants to plan or implement projects that use the humanities to engage people in analyzing issues, and taking part in the meaningful exchange of ideas and opinions.
Planning Grants of up to $1,500 support the preparation of humanities-based public programs, such as convening scholar-advisors, working with community members, and creating interpretive plans.
*Due to ongoing budget uncertainties, the Council is not currently offering any category of grants over $3,000. We hope to offer larger grants again in 2014. For the latest updates on all available funding opportunities from the Council, please sign up for our bi-monthly Grant News.
The Council awards Reading and Discussion (R&D) Grants and Family Reading and Discussion Grants to support text-based facilitated discussion programs at sites that have previously hosted Council programs.
Reading and Discussion (R&D) Grants of up to $1,000 support reading and discussion programs for general public adult audiences. Grants for R&D Programs are only available to organizations that have previously hosted Reading Between the Lines.
Family Reading and Discussion (Family R&D) Grants of up to $1,000 support reading and discussion programs for parents and their 9- to 11-year-old children. Grants for Family R&D Grants are intended for libraries that have previously hosted Together—Book Talk for Kids and Parents or Unidos—Charlas de libros para niños y padres.
In an effort to remain responsive to both statewide commemorations and events, the Council also has Special Grant Initiatives that change each year.
When Superstorm Sandy struck on October 29, 2012, it unleashed catastrophic damage up and down the East Coast. In its wake New Yorkers came together to clean up, help out, and rebuild. One year later, we pause to reflect on how communities were transformed and united by Sandy, and to consider what it means to be fully restored.