Humanities Texas is pleased to request mini-grant proposals from Texas libraries, museums, and other cultural and educational institutions for public programs that promote meaningful public discussions about the persistent social, economic, cultural, and racial issues that divide our communities.


The maximum award per applicant for a mini-grant is $1,500. Partial awards are possible.


Programs must be conducted in a spirit of open and informed inquiry. Humanities scholars must play an active role in their conception, design, and execution. Programs must be free and directed primarily to the general public outside of the regular school or college classroom. Funded programs may not engage in partisan positions nor seek to advance a particular political agenda.

Application and program dates

Humanities Texas will accept mini-grant applications on a rolling basis through May 2017. Programs must take place before July 31, 2017.

Application forms and instructions

Please use the Humanities Texas mini-grant application form. Guidelines, forms, and complete instructions are available are available on the Grants page.


Please contact Humanities Texas grants staff at 512.440.1991 or

This request for proposals is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities Humanities and the Legacy of Race and Ethnicity in the United States initiative.

This request for proposals is also available for download as a PDF.

In 2013 and 2014, Humanities Texas awarded Galveston’s Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church grants to hold public programs on the history of Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865.