Are you eligible for an MHC Grant?
You are eligible to apply for a grant if:
- You are applying on behalf of an organization. Individuals are not eligible for grants.
- The sponsoring organization is a non-profit or government entity (library, university, etc.).
- The humanities are a central component of your project.
- You have identified humanities scholars to support your project.
- Your project will engage and benefit Marylanders.
- You have matching funds (cash or in-kind) equal to the funds that you are requesting.
- The sponsoring organization does not currently have an open grant with the Maryland Humanities Council.
- The sponsoring organization has not received a grant from MHC this calendar year.
All applicants must submit a Federal Tax I.D (EIN) and DUNS number as part of their grant application.
What kinds of projects are eligible for funding?
Grant projects should:
- Use the humanities as a core element of the program or project
- Reach the general public of Maryland
- Engage them in discussions about a critical issue or create an enriching humanities experience
- Be free and open to the public
- Be handicapped accessible and open without regard to race, color, religion, handicap, national origin, sex, disability, or age
What kinds of projects are not eligible for funding?
The Council does not support scholarly symposia directed toward a limited or specialized audience; scholarships, fellowships, or regular course offerings; book publishing; research projects; activities in the creative or performing arts; general operating expenses; construction and/or renovation projects; museum or library acquisitions; direct social action or political advocacy; or fundraising or profit making activities. We do not fund projects by applicant organizations with open MHC grants or by organizations who have already received a MHC grant this calendar year.
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