Cal Humanities

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"Part of resilience is finding joy, finding beauty, finding love."

— George Takei, Actor, Author, Director, Activist

Civics + Humanities Middle Grades Grant Program

Civics + Humanities Middle Grades Grants is a new pilot program that aims to support civics and humanities education for California’s middle grades-aged youth (grades 6-8 or ages 10-14) in school and out-of-school settings. We hope these grants will empower a pipeline of California students to access humanities-rich education throughout their school career and into their adult lives as citizens in a civil society. Programs may take place in classrooms, after school, or further afield in libraries, summer camps, and more.

 

Grant Program Application Opens Application Deadline Grant Period
Implementation December 1, 2022

February 1, 2023

April 1, 2023-September 31, 2024
Planning December 1, 2022 February 1, 2023 April 1, 2023-March 31, 2024

 

 

Implementation Grants

Implementation Grants ($15,000) are awarded to middle grades education projects in the programming phase. 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.

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

Planning Grants

Planning Grants ($5,000) are awarded to projects in the research and design phase. This grant is suited for applicants planning projects in the fields of middle grades education (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.

 

For more information, e-mail Associate Program Officer Kirsten Vega | E-mail: kvega@calhum.org