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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, Tribes, and IHEs to Provide Humanities Workshops for K-12 Teachers

Landmarks of American History and Culture

GrantWatch ID# 153587
Agency: Federal

Funding Source
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) - Division of Education Programs
CFDA Number: 45.163
Funding or PIN Number: 20230201-BH
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);

Important Dates
Conference Date: 12/06/22
Deadline: 02/01/23 11:59 PM ET

Grant Description
Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribes, and IHEs to provide week-long culture and history workshops for K-12 educators. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to one month to complete. The purpose of this program is to enhance and strengthen humanities teaching at the K-12 level.

The Landmarks of American History and Culture program supports residential, virtual, and combined format projects that situate the study of topics and themes in K-12 humanities within sites, areas, or regions of historic and cultural significance. Projects aim to expand participants’ knowledge of and approaches to teaching about diverse histories, cultures, traditions, languages, and perspectives in the United States and its jurisdictions.

Landmarks supports a series of one-week residential, virtual, and combined format projects across the nation to enhance and strengthen how K-12 educators incorporate place-based teaching and learning in the humanities. Landmarks workshops offer participants:

  • Enhanced knowledge of content through humanistic inquiry, experiential learning, discussions, readings, lectures, and multimedia presentations
  • A variety of place-based learning activities, including, but not limited to, visits to museums, libraries, archives, monuments, memorials, national parks, historic homes and buildings, walking tours, and public performances
  • Access to essential source materials, including primary texts, documents, oral histories, artifacts, archival resources, and digital media materials
  • A community of inquiry that encourages dialogue and the exchange of ideas
  • Opportunities to examine and design implementation strategies; work with digital resources and tools that emphasize place-based teaching, learning, and research in the humanities; and collaborate on the creation of K-12 curricular materials
  • A team of humanities scholars, including faculty with significant K-12 experience, who contribute to all phases of the program

New For the 2022-2023 Cycle: 

  • Landmarks now offers two grant program options: One for K-12 educators and one for higher education faculty and humanities professionals.
  • Previously awarded projects are no longer required to change the focus of their program to apply again.


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
If you are an eligible applicant, you may apply on behalf of a consortium of collaborating organizations. If NEH selects your proposal for funding, you will be programmatically, legally, and fiscally responsible for the award.

To be eligible, you must make substantive contributions to the success of the project and must not function solely as a fiscal agent for another entity.

Individuals and other organizations, including foreign and for-profit entities, are ineligible.

For funding restrictions, see

Pre-Application Information
- Application available November 4, 2022
- Optional draft due December 15, 2022 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time
- Deadline February 1, 2023 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time
- Expected notification date August 31, 2023
- Project start date October 1, 2023

Ensure your and registrations and passwords are current. It may take up to one month to register with and NEH encourages organizations with SAM registrations to check the validation of their UEI well in advance of the deadline to ensure that they are accurate, current, and active. Due to the recent transition from D-U-N-S® numbers to Unique Entity Identifiers in April 2022, the Federal Service Desk is currently experiencing delays with UEIs requiring validation. If your SAM registration is not active and current at the time of submission, NEH will reject your application.

You may submit multiple applications for separate and distinct projects under this notice.

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Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants
Approximately 13 grants

Estimated Size of Grant
Maximum award amount: $190,000

Term of Contract
The period of performance is 15 months starting October 1, 2023, and ending December 31, 2024.

Contact Information
Optional Draft Review: Submit a draft of your project to

If you have questions about the program, contact:
Division of Education Programs
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506

If you have questions about administrative requirements or allowable costs, contact:
Office of Grant Management
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506 Applicant Support
Telephone: 1-800-518-4726

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