Notable Grant Awards of 2015

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the National Park Service (NPS), and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) recently announced recipients for their major grants programs.

The NEH awarded 232 grants totaling $22.8 million in funding. Grantees included projects that will develop new digital tools, preserve and create access to historic collections, design new undergraduate courses, and more.

Many of the projects awarded this cycle were funded under the “Standing Together” initiative which encourages projects that “explore war and its aftermath, promote discussion of the experience of military service, and support returning veterans and their families.” To view the full list of NEH awarded projects please follow this link:

The National Park Service (NPS) awarded $46,925,000 in funding for preservation projects in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. The historic preservation grants may be applied toward projects “such as historic property inventories, resource protection planning, nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, monitoring compliance with Federal historic preservation requirements, technical assistance to private interests that seek to preserve and protect historic resources, assisting local government preservation programs, and acquisition or development of historic properties.” To view the full list of recipients please follow this link:

The NHPRC awarded 35 grants in 27 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia totaling $2.8 million in funding. The grants were divided between publishing ($960,000) state board programming ($527,000) and historical record access ($550,000). In addition to the grants, three new members were recently named to the NHPRC. For a full list of grant recipients and new members please follow this link: