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NEH Grants: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants

This guide provides information on grant opportunities, guidelines, and resources for managing the grant.


Receipt Deadline August 13, 2014 for Projects Beginning April 2015

Updated guidelines will be posted at least two months in advance of the deadline listed above.


Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations grants provide support for museums, libraries, historic places, and other organizations that produce public programs in the humanities.

Grants support the following formats:

  • exhibitions at museums, libraries, and other venues;
  • interpretations of historic places, sites, or regions;
  • book/film discussion programs; living history presentations; other face-to-face programs at libraries, community centers, and other public venues; and
  • interpretive websites and other digital formats.

Implementation grants support final scholarly research and consultation, design development, production, and installation of a project for presentation to the public.

Program Statistics

In the last five competitions the Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants program (formerly known as America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants) received an average of 48 applications. The program made an average of nine awards per competition, for a funding ratio of 19 percent.

The number of applications to an NEH grant program can vary widely competition to competition, as can the funding ratio. Information about the average number of applications and awards in recent competitions is meant only to provide historical context for the current competition. Information on the number of applications and awards in individual competitions is available from



Contact the staff of NEH’s Division of Public Programs at 202-606-8269 or