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Grants to USA Nonprofits, IHEs, and Agencies for Projects on Technology-Based Humanities Content

Digital Projects for the Public


GrantWatch ID#

Funding Source
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Division of Public Programs
CFDA Number: 45.164
Funding or PIN Number: 20230614-MD-MN-MT
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Important Dates
Deadline: 06/14/23 11:59 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, IHEs, government agencies, and tribal governments for projects that deepen the understanding of technology-based humanities content. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to a month to complete. The purpose of grant funding is to interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats, such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments.

All Digital Projects for the Public projects must:

  • Provide public audiences with structured analysis that deepens public understanding of significant humanities ideas
  • Incorporate sound humanities scholarship
  • Involve humanities scholars in all phases of development and production
  • Include appropriate digital media professionals
  • Reach a broad public through a realistic plan for development, marketing, and distribution
  • Demonstrate the capacity to sustain themselves. 

All projects should demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general, nonspecialist audience, either online or in person at venues such as museums, libraries, or other cultural institutions. Applicants may also choose to identify particular communities and groups, including students, to whom a project may have particular appeal. 

The Digital Projects for the Public program includes three funding categories:

  • Discovery, to conduct preliminary research
  • Prototyping, to design or create prototypes
  • Production, to produce the final version of the project

For more information, see


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible applicants must be established in the United States or its jurisdictions and be one of the following:
- A nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status
- An accredited institution of higher education (public or 501(c)(3))
- A unit of state or local government
- A federally recognized Native American tribal government

Individuals and other organizations, including foreign and for-profit entities, are ineligible.

For Funding Restrictions, see

Pre-Application Information
Application Deadline: June 14, 2023, 2023 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

- Application available: March 15, 2023
- Optional draft due: May 3, 2023
- Deadline: June 14, 2023
- Expected notification date: December 31, 2023
- Project start date: February 1, 2024 September 1, 2024

NEH encourages potential applicants to contact the Division of Public Programs for advice on choosing the appropriate funding category.

Program officers will review draft application materials submitted by May 3, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.
Eastern Time. Late drafts will not be reviewed. This optional review is not part of the formal selection process and has no bearing on the final funding decision. However, previous applicants have found it helpful in strengthening their applications.

Ensure your and registrations and passwords are current. It may take up to one month to register with and NEH will not grant deadline extensions for lack of registration.
- Before submitting its application, your organization must register with the System for Award Management (SAM) and Learn more about this multistep process:
- System for Award Management (SAM): Your organization must register with the System for Award Management (SAM) and continue to maintain active SAM registration with current information at all times during which you have an active federal award or an application or plan under consideration by an agency. See
- Your organization must register with before submitting an application. Applications must be submitted using Workspace ( or a system-to-system solution.

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For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the page above.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants
Approximately 11-16 grants

Estimated Size of Grant
Maximum award amount:
- $30,000 (Discovery grants)
- $100,000 (Prototyping grants)
- $400,000 (Production grants)

Term of Contract
Discovery and Prototyping: up to two years
Production: up to three years

Projects must start between February 1, 2024, and September 1, 2024.

Contact Information
If you choose to submit a draft, send it as an attachment to

If you have questions about the program, contact:
Division of Public Programs
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506

If you have questions about administrative requirements or allowable costs, contact:
Office of Grant Management
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506

Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing can contact NEH via Federal Relay at 800-877-8399.

If you have questions about registering or renewing your registration with or, contact the Federal Service Desk, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, at:
Federal Service Desk:
U.S. calls: 866-606-8220
International calls: +1 334-206-7828

For assistance in registering with or submitting your application through, contact Applicant Support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding federal holidays. at: Applicant Support:
Telephone: 1-800-518-4726
International Calls: 606-545-5035

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