Use of NEH Award

All sites selected for the project will receive a grant of $1,700 from ALA, with funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, for expenses related to public programs. The programming grant from the NEH is meant to be used for activities and materials related to library programming only.

NEH funds may be used for the following costs: speaker honoraria and travel expenses; publicity expenses for humanities programs not associated with fundraising; acquisition of books related to the exhibit; humanities program mailing, printing, photocopying and telephone costs; film rental if the program is a film discussion program led by a scholar.

NEH funds should not be used for: purchasing art works such as posters, etc.; purely art or performance programs with no humanities interpretation; film rental for programs that are not led by a scholar; costs associated with fundraising activities; costs associated with social events, such as refreshments, decorations, costumes, etc.; children’s games and costumes; purchase of equipment, or insurance costs.

Please send an invitation for all exhibition opening events to:


National Endowment for the Humanities

1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Washington, DC 20506