Action/Innovation Grant

Action/Innovation Grant

Project/event-based for larger scale ambitions

Successful Action/Innovation Grant applications have a fully fleshed out structure and conceptualized plan—all that is needed is the funding to be put into action!


Letter of InterestJune 1, 2022
Invitation to Applysent June 15, 2022
Final DraftJuly 15, 2022
Award Decisionearly October 2022


Maximum grant award is $18,000, must be a 1:1 Cost-Share match with the amount requested from DE Humanities.



  1. An eligible organization must align their Grant to fit within the DE Humanities Four Core Themes (Stories/Histories, Environment/Health, Media/Democracy, Culture/Community) and explain why the Grant fits into a specific theme.
  2. Award amount(s): Applicants may request grant funds between $5,001-18,000. A 1:1 Cost-Share match is required.
  3. Period of Performance: All funded projects must begin after the grant is awarded. No pre-award costs are allowed.
  4. A UEI# is required in order to receive funds for each grant type, and it can take up to a week to receive one.
  5. We encourage minority-led organizations and organizations providing programming to historically marginalized communities in Delaware to apply for support.

Who is NOT eligible to apply for Action/Innovation Grants?

What costs are eligible for support under the Action/Innovation Grant?

All costs must be reasonable, necessary to accomplish project goals, and take place during the grant period.

What costs are not eligible for support through Action/Innovation Grants?