Below are some guidelines to consider when applying for a grant from Kentucky Humanities. Included is a list of what Kentucky Humanities cannot fund and some basics to keep in mind as you prepare an application for funding of a public humanities program.
Keep these basics in mind when preparing an application:
To encourage local support for projects, Kentucky Humanities requires grantees to match their grant request with cash and/or in-kind contributions.
All grants are dependent upon availability of federal funds.
What are the humanities
According to the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, “The term ‘humanities’ includes, but is not limited to, the study of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts; those aspects of the social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to
the current conditions of national life.”
About the Humanities Scholar
Kentucky Humanities requires the involvement of humanities scholars to support a broad humanistic perspective as well as in-depth knowledge in a particular field of study.
As defined by Kentucky Humanities, a humanities scholar meets one or more of the following qualifications:
Every proposal is required to have at least one consulting Humanities Scholar and the consulting Humanities Scholar should be involved in the planning of the project and be able to represent to the Grants Review Committee how they will help make sense of the humanities content in your program.
Unique Entity Identification number and registering in SAM.gov
Since the funds that we use to make grants originate from the National Endowment for the Humanities, we are regranting federal funds. All grantees must have a Unique Entity Identifier Number and be registered in Sam.gov. Here is a link to get you started. SAM.gov | Duns - Sam UEI.