Before beginning the application process, applicants should contact grants administrator Erin Riebe at 304.346.8500 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Plan to discuss your idea in detail and find out if it is eligible for funding.
Find a West Virginia nonprofit that will sponsor the project (not required for Fellowship and Travel Assistance grant applications; see Publication and Teacher Institute grant guidelines for grant-specific sponsor requirements). Does the sponsoring organization understand the responsibility of administering a Humanities Council grant? View a sample grant contract. Does the organization have a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) from the IRS? Does it have a current DUNS number? Does it have a SAM account?
Complete the appropriate online application by midnight on the grant deadline date. The Humanities Council prefers that applicants submit proposals electronically through the Council’s online grant application system. For your reference, a PDF of the grant application may be downloaded from the print tab at the top of the appropriate application page. Applications completed online may be saved and returned to at a later time before submission. If you are unable to submit the application through the online grant application system, please contact the grants administrator. Hard copies must be postmarked on or before the grant deadline.