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"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more in context."

— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project

"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."

— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project

Civics + Humanities Middle Grades Grant Program

Photo caption: (Left) San Diego youth participate in the city’s summer civics internship program. (Right) Sacramento students share creative writing at 916 Ink.

Civics + Humanities Middle Grades Grants

Civics + Humanities Middle Grades Grants support civic education for California’s middle grades-aged youth (grades 6-8 or ages 10-14) in school and beyond. Funds can cover teachers, supplies, transportation, administration, stipends for students and more.

Applications are accepted from California-based nonprofit organizations, schools, libraries, tribal governments, and public agencies. We welcome applications from wherever middle school students learn and create, including classrooms, after school programs, summer camps, libraries, field trips, writing centers, and more.

 

Grant Program Application Opens Application Deadline Grant Period
Implementation December 1, 2023

February 1, 2024

April 1, 2024–September 31, 2025
Planning December 1, 2023 February 1, 2024 April 1, 2024–March 31, 2025

 

 

 
 
See the list of Civics + Humanities Middle Grades Grantees

Implementation Grants ($7,500–$15,000)

This grant is suited for applicants who are poised to launch a pilot project—or further develop a program— with emphasis on civics and humanities themes, over the course of eighteen months. Applications are accepted from California-based nonprofit organizations, schools, libraries, and public agencies who serve middle grades students.

Note: Implementation Grants must be matched with an equivalent amount of cash or in-kind resources over the life of the project.

Deadline February 1, 2024 has passed. 

Planning Grants ($5,000)

This grant is suited for applicants designing and planning a middle grades education project (ages 10-14, grades 6-8), with emphasis on civics and humanities themes. Applications are accepted from California-based nonprofit organizations, schools, libraries, and public agencies.

Deadline February 1, 2024 has passed. 

 

To be informed of upcoming deadlines, subscribe to the California Humanities Mailing List. For more information, e-mail Associate Program Officer Kirsten Vega | E-mail: kvega@calhum.org

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**Our latest webinar was held on December, 7, 2023**
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