Are you interested in applying for an MHC grant?
Let's Get Started! Here's what you need to know.
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1. Check to see if your organization meets the qualifications.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.
2. Determine what type of grant best fits your needs.
Civic Engagement Grants
Opportunity Grants are awarded under the Open Grants category.
3. For Major Grants, complete an online Letter of Intent by the deadline appropriate for your project.
Letters of Intent for Major Grants must be received by March 1 for the spring and by September 1 for the fall. You can complete your Letter of Intent by registering through the online application system.
Opportunity Grant applicants may skip this step.
4. Fill out the online application. If you are applying for a Major Grant, you must have first completed the Letter of Intent and been invited to apply.
Sample Major Grant Application Sample Opportunity Grant Application
5. Complete the application online and electronically submit it by midnight on the deadline date.
There are six parts to the grant application:
Basic information - Summary of the project, information about the applicant organization, including Federal I.D. and DUNS numbers
Narrative - Detailed information about the organization, project, team, work plan, and evaluation process
Budget - Detailed budget form with instructions. Click here for Budget instructions
To download a copy of MHC's Event Log, click here
Cultural Data Project - MHC is a partner of the Cultural Data Project (CDP). If your organization participates in the CDP, visit their website, select and run the MHC Funder Report, and attach the report to your application. Please note that by September 2013 all Major Grant applicants will be strongly encouraged to complete a CDP profile.
Appendix - supporting documents such as resumes and letters of commitment from partners
Please use our checklists to ensure that you have included all required information:
What you'll need to complete your grant application: Preparing Your MHC Grant Application
Double check these items before you click submit: Grant Application Checklist
Review Grant Writing Tips
Carefully review your application before clicking "submit." Late or incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
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