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Managing a Grant

For Requests Up to $2,000

Grant Type

Maximum Award
Up to $2,000

Required Match

Application Deadline
At least 4-6 weeks before project activities

On-Demand Informational Webinar

Organizations interested in applying for a Mini-Grant this year can learn more by viewing our most recent informational webinar.

Humanities Montana’s Mini-Grants are rapid-response grants awarded to nonprofit organizations and public institutions across Montana to support public humanities programs that engage Montanans in meaningful discussion about the human condition, strengthen cooperative relationships among communities and cultural organizations (museums, libraries, schools, tribal organizations, etc.) and enrich civic discourse among the state’s diverse cultures and across its geographical distances.  

These grants are designed to support a vast array of bold and innovative projects that are meaningful to local communities and inspire timely community conversations, from film screenings and panel discussions to cultural festivals and youth literacy programs — and much more.

Mini-Grants Support:

Public Events
Author Visits & Panels
Speaker Honoraria
New Ideas


Nonprofit organizations, accredited institutions of higher education, state or local government or one of their agencies (schools, libraries, museums, etc.), federally recognized Native American Tribal governments, and tribal organizations. A Unique Entity ID (UEI) and Federal Tax ID (EIN) are required to apply. To learn more, take our online eligibility survey.

Application Deadlines:

Rolling Submission Deadline ( Dependent on funding availability)
Applications can be submitted anytime, but at least four to six weeks before the project activities begin.

Grant Term
30 days after completing all project activities and up to 1 year, but no earlier than November 1, 2023, and no later than October 31, 2024

Award Notification
3-4 weeks after submission

How to Apply

Step 1

Read the Grant Guidelines

Interested applicants must first download and review the Mini-Grant Guidelines:

Step 2

Consult with the Humanities Montana Grants Office

Schedule a 30-minute grant consultation with Humanities Montana staff.

Step 3

Complete an Application Online


Megan J. Hill Sundy
Grants and Evaluation Director
(406) 243-6067