The New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) has announced grant opportunities for schools and school districts. NJCH funds nonprofit organizations to develop meaningful humanities projects for New Jersey audiences. Schools and school districts will need to demonstrate meaningful public engagement beyond the confines of the institution to have a competitive proposal. The grant program includes:

  • Incubation grants up to $5,000 (given two times per year) to experiment, plan, research, prototype, and examine new programs and topics; and
  • Action grants up to $20,000 (given once per year) to implement or expand programs.

Projects should demonstrate an awareness of the needs and interests of audience members in the community, should involve a strong project team and must include a humanities scholar at some phase of the project. NJCH staff is available to connect those wishing to apply for grants with resources, and to assist prospective applicants in preparing a competitive proposal.

Organizations planning to apply for the first round of incubation grants must register with the NJCH by May 30. Organizations planning to apply for action grants must register with the NJCH by July 22.

Grant guidelines and application forms are available online here. For a complete explanation of the types of projects funded and all applicable deadlines or for assistance with a proposal, contact Gigi Naglak, NJCH director of grants and programs via email or at (609) 695-4838, extension 223.