Due to the uncertainty of federal funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) during the Continuing Resolution phase of the 2015 budget cycle, we will only offer Mini Grants and Opportunity Grants until we know our final NEH allocation (see below for application deadlines for all our grants).
We know that organizations throughout Wyoming rely heavily on grant funds from the Wyoming Humanities Council to help them present humanities-rich programs in their communities, and apologize for this inconvenience.
If you support funding for the arts and humanities, please contact your member of Congress and describe the importance of this funding to you and the constituents you serve. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Mini Grants (up to $2,000) and Opportunity Grants (up to $750): To reach the broadest audience possible in the face of these cuts, the Wyoming Humanities Council will shift resources to fund Mini/Opportunity Grants. The grants deadline for mini-grants will be the first of the month beginning Oct 1, 2014. Applicants will be notified within 10 business days if their grant has been approved. Opportunity Grants will be accepted on a rolling basis and applicants will be notified within 5 business days of submission to the council.
Major Grants (up to $10,000): Our next major grants deadline is currently expected to be March 1, for programs beginning May 1 or later. We will accept and comment on Letters of Intent for Major Grants from November 1 to January 15. Deadlines for mandatory first drafts of Major Grant applications will be February 1st, with an application deadline of March 1, 2015.
Deadlines for Letters of Intent and first drafts will enable WHC to be able to help grantees make sure that grant programs are in line with funding capabilities, and prevent grantees from losing time writing grants for programs for which they will not be qualified.
For forty years Wyoming Humanities Council grants have fostered community engagement and added to the vibrancy of Wyoming towns by investing in our culture, our history, and our people. See how the WHC can help bring your community together today.
We realize that this might seem a bit confusing for those who have applied for funding from WHC in the past, and we want to make sure you are fully prepared and aware of the current situation so please contact us with any questions you may have. Send questions or comments as well as Letters of Intent to Jason Burge at Grants@thinkwy.org. He can also be reached at 307-721-9248.