We award Alabama Public Humanities Grants on an ongoing basis. These grants support public humanities programs in communities statewide, helping to promote the appreciation and understanding of history, literature, civics, culture, and more.Apply Now Schedule a Call
AHA awards Alabama Public Humanities Grants to Alabama-based nonprofit organizations, accredited public and 501(c)(3) institutions of higher education, state and local government agencies, and federally recognized Native American tribal governments.
Applicants are encouraged to develop imaginative proposals for a variety of audiences. The three essential components of successful grant proposals are active public participation, strong humanities content, and direct involvement of humanities scholars.
Projects examples include:
–Lectures and panels discussions
–Festivals and conferences
–Book or reading discussions
–Oral history projects
–Documentary films or series
–Podcasts, apps, or other digital media
For complete eligibility and project requirements, visit our Guidelines for Alabama Public Humanities Grants.
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Designed for flexibility, mini grants feature a simplified and quicker application process to support a broad range of projects, including planning activities for future programs. Mini grants do not require cost share matches. Project activities cannot begin until at least 45 days after the application deadline.
MINI GRANT DEADLINES:
Applications accepted monthly, due on the first of each month.
Major grants represent the majority of AHA grant proposals and support a broad range of projects. Major grants require a 1:1 cost share match, including cash and in-kind contributions. Project activities cannot begin until at least 60 days after the application deadline.
MAJOR GRANT DEADLINES:
February 15: Major Grants winter application preliminary deadline
March 15: Major Grants winter application final deadline
May 15: Major Grants spring application preliminary deadline
June 15: Major Grants spring application final deadline
August 15: Major Grants summer application preliminary deadline
September 15: Major Grants summer application final deadline
November 15: Major Grants fall application preliminary deadline
December 15: Major Grants fall application final deadline
Media grants provide support for large documentary films, television and radio programs, and digital or web-based projects. Media grants require a 2:1 cost share match, including cash and in-kind contributions. Project activities cannot begin until at least 75 days after the application deadline.
MEDIA GRANT DEADLINES:
May 1: Media Grants annual application preliminary deadline
June 1: Media Grants annual application final deadline
2023 CALENDAR OF GRANT DEADLINESGrant Guidelines
AHA encourages all applicants — and particularly first-time applicants — to contact AHA’s grants director to discuss project ideas and verify eligibility before beginning the application process. Contact Graydon Rust at [email protected] or 205.558.3997.
AHA is committed to providing support throughout the application process, including feedback on preliminary applications meant to strengthen final proposals.
How to apply: AHA’s application process is entirely digital. To apply for a grant, you must first create an account through AHA’s Online Grant Management System.
For application and project requirements, view our Alabama Public Humanities Grants Guidelines.
The Alabama Association of Historians has created an interactive Projects Map to highlight public history collaborations throughout the state. This valuable resource, funded in part through a grant from the Alabama Humanities Alliance, connects the public to oral history projects, archiving projects, and remembrance projects statewide.
Anyone can also submit their own public history collaboration to add to the map.See the map
In 2021, the Alabama Humanities Alliance awarded $800,000 in one-time funding to 83 humanities-based nonprofits across the state. These grants supply much-needed support to many of Alabama’s most cherished cultural landmarks and community resources as they continue to recover from the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alabama Humanities Recovery Grants are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.Alabama Humanities Recovery Grants
For more information, contact AHA Grants Director Graydon Rust at [email protected] or 205.558.3997.