Rebirth Grants Now Available to Humanities-Focused Nonprofits
Jul 13 2021

Rebirth Grants Now Available to Humanities-Focused Nonprofits

By: Madeline Taliancich

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has announced two new grants to benefit nonprofits in Louisiana. The Rebirth Festival Grant and Rebirth Grant Program will fund festivals and programs with a focus on humanities in the state. The application for both grants has been available since July 1 and will remain open for a little more than a month. The Rebirth Festival Grant application is due August 15 while the Rebirth Grant Program app is not due until August 31.

Organizations interested in either grant program must be a 501(c)(3) organization with a DUNS number to apply. Any project funded by the Louisiana Endowment of Humanities through these grants is required to include humanities scholars in the process some way, whether that be as planners or speakers. All programs must have a focus on humanities with a balance of viewpoints to avoid bias, be available to a public, non-scholarly audience, and feature representatives of the community throughout all stages of putting on the program.

The Rebirth Festival Grant will award $5,000- $15,000 to festivals with a focus on humanities, like a literary, folk, or film festival, and can be used in the form of travel stipends, facility rentals, and promotion, among other things, according to KATC. A grant review committee will look over all applications between August 16 and September 1 with recipients notified in mid-September. Although the festival grant program awards more funds to festivals, it also requires cost share of these organizations. Funding for the Rebirth Festival Grant was provided by the Louisiana and National Endowments for the Humanities.

The Rebirth Grant Program will award between $1,000 and $7,000 to various nonprofits looking to produce a humanities-focused program, like a podcast, scholar-in-residence, or exhibition development. Applications to the Rebirth Grant Program will be reviewed throughout the month of September and recipients will be notified in mid-October. These grants do not require cost share. Funding for this grant program was made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of both the American Rescue Plan and NEH Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan initiative, according to the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities website.

For more information about the grants or to apply, visit leh.org/grants/apply-now/rebirth-grants.

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