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OHC Announces 2014 Spring Major/Challenge Grant Deadlines

OHC Announces 2014 Spring Major/Challenge Grant Deadlines

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Humanities Council (OHC) is now accepting applications and drafts for Oklahoma nonprofits wishing to apply for a major grant award of up to $8,500 or a challenge grant award of up to $15,000.

The OHC grants program encourages cultural programming on the local level across the state. Eligible projects must support the OHC mission—to promote meaningful public engagement with the humanities—and may be structured in a variety of ways: conferences, lectures, panel discussions, websites, audio or video productions, exhibitions, and teacher institutes.

"For over forty years, OHC has provided community grants that have supported museums, increased teacher capacity, provided family-friendly events, and promoted civic engagement and community pride," said Ann Thompson, Executive Director. "We welcome applications from any nonprofit in the state that has a project deeply rooted in the humanities disciplines."

During its 2013 spring grant round, OHC made awards and grant offers which totaled $63,000 to nine cultural organizations. Funded projects included exhibits, discussions, and other cultural events.

Drafts must be submitted no later than March 1 and follow the guidelines available at http://www.okhumanities.org/grants. All final applications must be submitted no later than April 1 via the council's online granting system. Applicants must allow at least 90 days between the final application deadline and the date of the proposed program or presentation.

If you have questions during the application process, or to determine whether or not a project may qualify, please contact OHC at 405/235-0280 or contact Caroline Lowery, Program Officer, at [email protected]. Applicants will be notified of funding in late April.