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Culture Preservation Grants

As of 3/23/20, the summer grant review is still planned. Any updates will be posted here.

  • All drafts should be emailed to julie@humanitieskansas.org by the new deadline:  May 28, 2020. 
  • Do not use the online grants application process at this time to submit your drafts.
  • The summer grants deadline has been extended to June 26, 2020.
  • Submit final grant applications through the online form. 

As of March 20, 2020, no new requests will be funded for events taking place before June 15, 2020. HK continues to accept applications. For questions contact julie@humanitieskansas.org.

Culture Preservation Grants support projects that preserve and create access to historical or cultural resources that document stories of life in Kansas.

Goals:

  • Preserve stories that document the human experience
  • Increase public access to our shared cultural heritage
  • Enhance organizational capacity through the use of a Project Consultant

Types of Projects HK Supports

Oral histories, digitization efforts, transcription, collections care, language preservation, hands-on training, and other creative preservation projects are eligible. Using the knowledge of a Project Consultant and implementing best practices are the keys to a successful application. This program is a partnership between Humanities Kansas and the Kansas Historical Society.

To be competitive for funding, proposals should clearly define the scope of work, 
explain the process, and articulate why the material is important. The best proposals focus on a single story or collection of material. 

Who Can Apply

  • In-state nonprofit organizations are eligible, except colleges and universities
  • 501(c)(3) status is not required
  • A DUNS number is required. What is a DUNS number? The nine-digit number is used to track federal funding. DUNS numbers are free and never require a processing fee. Receive a DUNS number free-of-charge by calling 866-705-5711 or by visiting http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform. Need help? Follow the simple, step-by-step "How to Get a DUNS Number" cheat sheet. *Please be advised that the federal government might require a SAM Number (System for Award Management) in order to receive grant funding, beginning in 2020. Organizations must have a DUNS number before a SAM number can be obtained. The decision on mandatory SAM numbers is still under review, but the HK grant application guidelines will be updated accordingly as soon as possible.
  • Organizations with an open HK grant from a previous cycle are ineligible.

Award Amounts and Deadlines
 

Amount: Up to $3,500
Deadlines: Applications are reviewed three times a year

Spring 2020
Draft: Due Jan 29, 2020
Final Application: Due Feb 26, 2020
Notification by HK: By Apr 1, 2020. Projects can begin after Apr 18. 

Summer 2020
Draft: Due May 28, 2020 Email drafts directly to julie@humanitieskansas.org.
Final Application: Due June 26, 2020 (submit application through online form)
Notification by HK: July 2020. Projects can begin after Jul 18.

Fall 2020
Draft: Due Aug 26, 2020
Final Application: Due Sep 30, 2020
Notification by HK: By Nov 4, 2020. Projects can begin after Nov 14. 

Grants are available as funding allows. 

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For more information, contact Stefanie Torres-Maksimowicz, Grants and Outreach Officer, at stefanie@humanitieskansas.org or 785-357-0359. 

 

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