Updates coming soon for emergency grants due to COVID-19.
GRANT FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME (2/02/2020).
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:
- Projects present humanities topics and issues to Kentucky audiences.
- All grantees must have a DUNS number (Data Universal Numbering System).
- The humanities, and humanities scholars, are central to the planning and execution of a project.
- Grants are awarded only to non-profit organizations, institutions, and groups, whether or not they are incorporated or tax-exempt. Informal community groups can be represented by a responsible organization or bookkeeping agent who will handle financial transactions.
- Grants are for specific projects.
- Projects funded by the KH should represent the ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity of the Commonwealth and be made accessible to persons with disabilities.
- Events supported by KH minigrants must take place at least 8 weeks after the FINAL application deadline.
- Projects are aimed at out-of-school adults and families.
KH cannot provide support for:
- proposals submitted by individuals
- proposals submitted by for-profit organizations
- classroom projects
- projects by students
- scholarships or fellowships
- scholarly research projects
- development or publication of book manuscripts
- projects with a "how to do it" focus
- general operating expenses
- arts performances
- major museum acquisitions
- equipment purchases
- construction or renovation
- historical preservation of buildings
- work completed prior to the start of a grant period
- political or religious advocacy
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.