RFP Summary provided by the agency
The Digital Projects for the Public program supports projects that interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats, such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments.
All Digital Projects for the Public projects should
- present analysis that deepens public understanding of significant humanities ideas
- incorporate sound humanities scholarship
- involve humanities scholars in all phases of development and production
- include appropriate digital media professionals
- reach a broad public through a realistic plan for development, marketing, and distribution
- create appealing digital formats for the general public
- demonstrate the capacity to sustain themselves.
All projects should demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general, non-specialist audience, either online or in person at venues such as museums, libraries, or other cultural institutions. Applicants may also choose to identify particular communities and groups, including students, to whom a project may have particular appeal.
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What is the mission and focus of the program: research, social, economic or others?
The goals focus on achieving positive public outcomes for communities and individuals; supporting the unique role of museums and libraries in preserving and providing access to collections and content; and promoting library, museum, and information service policies that ensure access to information for all Americans.
How do you submit to this opportunity?
Submit through Grants.gov
Who are the target applicants: cities, universities, companies, small business, nonprofits, or others?
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
- Special district governments
- Private institutions of higher education
- State governments
- County governments
- City or township governments
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Example project(s) summaries from past RFPs:
Discovery Project: University of Virginia, Participator Media
Carnegie Hall (New York, NY 10019-3210)
|Timeline of African American Music: ProductionProduction of a website and interactive timeline on the history of African American music.
Carnegie Hall requests Digital Projects for the Public Production support to produce a fully-functional interactive digital timeline of the history of African American music for broad distribution to a general audience. The primary goal of the project is to create an engaging and innovative digital resource that makes humanities content on African American music, culture, and history accessible to a broad public audience. Continued funding will allow Carnegie Hall to build upon NEH support for the discovery and prototyping phases of the project, completing production and launching the new digital timeline in 2021.