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New Grant Funds Available

New Grant Funds Available

OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Humanities (OH) is now accepting applications from Oklahoma nonprofits wishing to apply for a Major Grant award of up to $8,500 or a Challenge Grant award of up to $15,000.

The OH grants program encourages cultural programming on the local level across the state. Eligible projects must support OH's mission to strengthen communities by helping Oklahomans learn about the human experience, understand new perspectives, and participate knowledgeably in civic life. Grant projects may be structured in a variety of ways: lectures, panel discussions, websites, audio or video productions, exhibitions, and more.

"We are always pleased by the rich and diverse applications we receive from applicants all across the state," said Ann Thompson, OH Executive Director. "Whatever the format, we see communities using the rich, thought-provoking ideas we find in history, literature, ethics, and other disciplines to help us understand what is important to our lives. We look forward to hearing from many with these great ideas, for which OH grants around $200,000 each year."

Mandatory draft applications must be submitted no later than March 1 via the council's online grant system. Final applications must be submitted no later than April 1. Applicants must allow at least 90 days between the final application deadline and the starting date of the proposed project.

Visit our website to find more information about Oklahoma Humanities grants, including a brief video introduction to our grant process, detailed application guidelines, and a list of previously funded projects: www.okhumanities.org/grants.

If you have questions about the grant application process, please contact Program Officer Chris Carroll at chris@okhumanities.org. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by early May 2018.