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Opportunity Grants


Opportunity grants award up to $1,000. Applications can be submitted any time, but at least four weeks prior to the supported program.

Before submitting an application, please read the grant guidelines. They contain important details about the application process and requirements. Then discuss your project with Humanities Montana staff. We will confirm whether your proposal meets the basic criteria, and will help ensure you submit a competitive application. Humanities Montana staff can guide you through the online application process, answer questions, review drafts, offer recommendations, and generally help you develop the strongest application possible.

Applications can be submitted online any time. Humanities Montana’s board chair and executive director review applications and award grants on a continuous basis, with a quick turnaround for these projects.

They assess proposals based on humanities content and participation by humanities scholars in planning and/or implementation of projects. Opportunity grants are awarded on a competitive basis.

We encourage proposals that stimulate statewide dialogue on humanities topics, foster discussion between humanities scholars and the public, 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.

Humanities Montana only awards opportunity grants to organizations, not individuals. Eligible sponsoring organizations are listed in the grant guidelines.