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!

Dates and Deadlines (Spring FY 2024 A/I)

Letter of Inquiry OpensSeptember 15, 2023
Letter of Inquiry DueNovember 16, 2023
Invitation to ApplyNovember 30, 2023
Application DueJanuary 25, 2024
Award DecisionApril 30, 2024
Period of PerformanceMay 1, 2024-April 30, 2025


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

Eligibility & Requirements


Applicant organizations will first be assessed for their financial and organizational stability. The results of the risk assessment will determine if the application will be forwarded on to the next stage, which is review by an external committee. The external committee then reviews the applications and sends their recommendations to the Delaware Humanities board for final approval.

Previous A/I Grants

If you applied for a Spring FY 23 A/I award, the period of performance is May 1, 2023 – April 30, 2024. If you applied for a Fall FY 24 A/I award, notifications will be sent by October 31, 2023. The period of performance is November 1, 2023 – October 31, 2024.

What’s an LOI?

What is an LOI? How do I submit it? Watch this video for more information!