Nebraska Educators Can Now Apply for 50th Anniversary Grants from Humanities Nebraska


Humanities Nebraska (HN) has announced a special grant opportunity for Nebraska educators to help celebrate HN’s 50th anniversary in 2023 and to spark the next 50 years of humanities learning, programming, and exchange of ideas.

“Humanities Nebraska is pleased to to serve Nebraska educators with this grant opportunity,” said Chris Sommerich, HN executive director. “All of us are excited to see how educators will use the humanities to help students connect with history, culture, and each other.”

Fifty $1,000 grants will be awarded to Nebraska educators around the state to support innovative humanities education during the 2023-24 school year. Grants will be available to all full-time educators and can be used for expenses including, but not limited to, tools and materials for humanities projects, professional development opportunities in the humanities, speaker fees, and field trips.

No matching funds are required. Educators may apply through any Nebraska organization that educates students within the Pre-K through grade 12 age range, with a maximum of one application per organization. To ensure statewide distribution, awards will be balanced among the following regions: Lincoln Metro, Omaha Metro, Eastern Nebraska outside of Lincoln/Omaha, Central Nebraska, and Western Nebraska. Priority will be given to underserved schools based on economic conditions, ethnic background, and disability.

For complete details and access to the grant application, visit

Humanities Nebraska is celebrating 50 years of what connects us and makes us human. Let your curiosity get the best of you and discover events throughout 2023 and during Humanities Week in October. HN is a private nonprofit with a mission to help people explore what connects us and makes us human. HN is funded in part by the NEH, an appropriation from the Nebraska Legislature, private donations, and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, a public-private partnership with state dollars matching private dollars to benefit the arts and humanities in Nebraska.