Regular Grant Application Form
Wyoming Humanities Council
1315 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072
Non-Profit Sponsor: ____________________________________________________________
Mailing Address: ___________________________________________________________
Is this either a 501(c)3 organization or public agency? __________________
Program Title: ________________________________________________________________
Program Date, Time, and Location: _______________________________________________
Grant Funds Requested: $ ____________ Matching Funds Requested: ___________
Cost Sharing: in-cash: ____________ Cash Gifts: ___________
in-kind: ____________ Project Total: ___________
Deadlines for Regular Grants:
April 1 for projects starting June 1 or later
October 1 for projects starting December 1 or later
Representative of Sponsoring Organization:
Signature: Date: Tel#: e-mail:
Address, if different from sponsor:
Signature: Date: Tel#: e-mail:
Address, if different from sponsor:
Signature: Date: Tel#: e-mail:
Please submit the original plus 8 copies of the application and attachments.
Please staple your proposals. Double-sided copies are fine.
BEFORE YOU START:
Completing any grant proposal is never an easy task, but the Wyoming Humanities Council has tried to
make its grant application forms as straightforward as possible.
Please include each section heading and accompanying instructions with your information. Your
responses should be succinct but also provide the board of directors with enough information to make an
informed funding decision.
The council staff is available to answer questions and offer assistance to grant writers at any time. We
strongly recommend you submit a draft and work closely with staff to complete your application.
Contact us at WYCH@uwyo.edu or 307-721-9243.
The Wyoming Humanities Council board bases its decisions solely upon the information contained in a
grant proposal. All pertinent details must appear in the application. Do not assume that the board
members already know about your project or that the staff will relay additional information to them.
A good humanities project requires a workable and thoughtful plan of action. Before completing an
application, take time to plan and discuss your project with other people who will be involved in its
A typical planning committee may consist of a project director, at least one humanities scholar and a
representative of the sponsoring organization. The project director is responsible for coordinating the
project's activities. The humanities scholar ensures that the project's content reflects humanities themes
and perspectives. You may wish to include local residents to ensure that the project is interesting to the
community. A planning committee with diverse membership will bring a variety of perspectives to the
If your project involves archaeological excavations or oral histories, be sure to read the council’s special
guidelines for these types of projects before you write your proposal.
1 – PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Provide an overview of the proposed project in 200 words or less. The
purpose of the overview is to convey a general understanding of your project to the board members who
will review your proposal.
2 - HUMANITIES THEMES: Explain how your project relates to the humanities and mark which
humanities disciplines are included. What are the issues, questions or values your project will explore?
Why is this project important to your community or intended audience? Is there a need for this project?
____ Anthropology ____ Jurisprudence
____ Archaeology ____ Linguistics
____ Art History, Theory, or Criticism ____ Literature
____ Comparative Religions ____ Philosophy
____ Ethics ____ Social Sciences
____ Folklife/Folklore ____ Other (specify)
3 - ACTIVITIES: In as much detail as possible, describe the project's activities, especially the format
and content of the public elements of your project. Examples of activities may be workshops, lecture
programs, exhibits or walking tours. Who are the presenters and what topics will they address?
If there are elements of your project that will be funded by other sources, a brief description of those
activities will help the board understand the project in its entirety.
4 - TIMELINE: Provide an outline of when the major elements or activities of your project will occur,
including research, planning meetings, preparation of exhibits and public presentations. When and where
will your events take place?
5 – GOALS AND EVALUATION: What are the goals and expected outcomes for your project? Please
explain how you will evaluate the success of your project. Examples of audience evaluation tools are
questionnaires, surveys and focus groups. You may also want to discuss how you will know that you
have met your goals for the project.
6 - PROJECT DIRECTOR: List the project director's duties and area(s) of expertise.
7 - HUMANITIES SCHOLARS: List the humanities scholars who are involved in the planning or
implementation of this project. Include their roles in the project and their qualifications, such as academic
degrees or special knowledge held by people such as tribal elders or tradition bearers. Each council-
funded project requires at least one humanities scholar, and the proposal stands a better chance of being
funded if the scholar’s area of expertise is appropriate to the project, and if the scholar is integrally
involved in the program.
Contact the council if you are having difficulties locating a humanities scholar for your project. We may
be able to suggest someone.
8 - OTHER KEY PARTICIPANTS: List the other key participants (other than the project director and
the humanities scholars) who are involved in the planning or implementation of this project. Include their
roles and any pertinent experience or expertise.
9 - AUDIENCE AND PUBLICITY: The council is eager to reach new audiences. Please tell us about
the targeted audience for your project, and how you will attract those people. A publicity plan is
important to the success of your program. You may choose to pay for some publicity including
newspaper and radio ads, in addition to making use of traditional free methods of promotion, such as
press releases and public service announcements.
10 - ACCESSIBILITY: Describe how the project and facilities will be accessible to persons with
disabilities or special needs.
11 - SPONSORING ORGANIZATION AND PARTNERSHIPS: Briefly describe the sponsoring
organization and its activities. Also list other partnerships or groups that will enhance the project.
12 - OTHER FINANCIAL SUPPORT: List any organizations or individuals who will be asked to
contribute money to this project.
Do you plan to charge a fee to attend the public program? _______
If yes, how much? ___________
In the in-cash column of the budget grid and budget explanation, please specify how the revenue raised
through the admission fee will be spent on this project.
13 - ATTACHMENTS: The following items must be attached to the grant application:
A) Budget Grid
B) Budget Explanation (Refer to the sample given in the application instructions.)
C) Letter of Intent form for all humanities scholars named in the proposal and for any key participants
receiving council funds. Please do not submit resumes.
We encourage you to include letters of support from individuals and organizations, although they are not
*Be sure to attach a budget explanation detailing the figures on this grid.
Refer to the budget instructions for an example.
WHC Sponsoring Organization
Regular Matching In-Cash In-Kind
A. Project Director
B. Fiscal Agent
D. Humanities Scholars
E. Other Key
2. Support Services
A. Travel/Per Diem
F. Rental Space/
AGREEMENT: We agree to use the funds as set forth in this proposal and certify our compliance with the
regulations specified below.
1. Certification Regarding the Nondiscrimination Statutes The applicant certifies that it will comply with the following nondiscrimination statues and
their implementing regulations: (a)Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.), which provides that no person in the United States
shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to
discrimination under any program or activity for which the applicant received federal financial assistance; (b) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of
1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 794), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of handicap in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance;
(c) Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended (20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq.), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education
programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance; and (d) the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended (42 U.S.C. 6101 et seq.), which
prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance, except that actions which reasonably take age
into account as a factor necessary for the normal operation or achievement of any statutory objective of the project or activity shall not violate this statute.
2. Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion (45 CFR 1169) (a) The applicant certifies, by submission of
this proposal, that neither it nor its principals is presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from
participation in this transaction by any federal department or agency. (b) Where the applicant is unable to certify to any of the statements in the
certification, such prospective participant shall attach an explanation to this proposal.
Regular Grant Application Checklist
The proposal must contain all of these items before the council considers the application
complete. Applications postmarked after the date of the deadline will not be accepted. The
council cannot be responsible for lost or incomplete applications.
________ A cover sheet with the signatures of the representative of the sponsoring
organization, the project director, and the fiscal agent.
________ Completion of all sections of the application's proposal narrative.
________ Budget grid and explanation.
________ A signed letter of intent form from all humanities scholars listed in the proposal
and any key participant receiving council grant funds.
________ The original application, including attachments.
________ 8 copies of the application, including attachments.