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.
Designed for flexibility, Mini Grants feature a simplified and quicker application process to support a broad range of projects. Mini Grants do not require cost share matches. Project activities cannot begin until at least 45 days after the application deadline.
MINI GRANT DEADLINES:
First of each month.
Major grants are offered three times a year, 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:
March 15: Major Grants spring application deadline
July 15: Major Grants summer application deadline
November 15: Major Grants fall application deadline
Media Grants provide support for 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 90 days after the application deadline.
MEDIA GRANT DEADLINES:
June 15: Media Grants annual application deadlineGrant 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 schedule a call.
To strengthen your proposal, we encourage you to submit a preliminary application for feedback.
If you choose to submit a preliminary application, please include a draft narrative and budget. Preliminary applications are due one month before final deadlines.
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.
Through the first half of 2023, the Alabama Humanities Alliance has awarded 29 grants, contributing $206,996 in funding to humanities-rich public projects across the state.
For more information, contact AHA Grants Director Graydon Rust at [email protected] or 205.558.3997.