Grants and Opportunities (March 2022)

March 1, 2022

Federal Grants and Opportunities

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Summer Youth Program at UH Mānoa

Explore career and educational opportunities in the fields of plant and animal sciences during this 2-week AgDiscovery summer youth program. Middle and high school students will enjoy presentations from USDA and the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) experts, visits to local agribusinesses, and a wide range of hands-on activities, such as orchid pollination, feral swine dissection, pest identification, DNA barcoding, and honey extraction. Students will experience aspects of the Hawaiian culture by engaging in taro cultivation and managing invasive species to protect the native ecosystem. Program runs July 10-23, 2022. Applications are due March 31, 2022. Learn more about the AgDiscovery program and apply on the APHIS USDA website:

U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service

Partners for Fish and Wildlife FY22

The Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW) Program is a voluntary, incentive-based program that provides direct technical assistance and financial assistance in the form of cooperative and grant agreements to private landowners to restore and conserve fish and wildlife habitat for the benefit of federal trust resources. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through September 20, 2022. Eligible applicants include individuals, nonprofit organizations, and small businesses. PFW projects must be implemented on private lands (in general, any property not state or federally owned). Private lands include Hawaiian homeland, city, and municipality. For more information, go to and search for grant F22AS00095.

National Archives and Records Administration

Publishing Historical Records in Collaborative Digital Editions
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals to publish online editions of historical records. All types of historical records are eligible, including documents, photographs, born-digital records, and analog audio. Projects may focus on broad historical movements in U.S. history, including any aspect of African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American history, such as law (including the social and cultural history of the law), politics, social reform, business, military, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience. Projects that center the voices and document the history of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are especially welcome. Eligible applicants include nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. For more information, go to and search for grant EDITIONS-202206.

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is the only arts funder in the United States—public or private—that provides access to the arts in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. jurisdictions. Each year, the NEA awards thousands of grants to provide everyone in the United States with diverse opportunities for arts participation. Learn more about how to apply, the process, and more on the NEA website:

Built to Scale: Creative Forces’ Clinical Research Expansion Webinar

NEA Director of Research & Analysis Sunil Iyengar and Creative Forces Clinical Research Director Donna Betts will lead a discussion with investigators of new art therapy and music therapy studies being supported by the Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network. 3:00 pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. Register: Built to Scale Webinar.

NEA Arts Reseach Awards Guidelines Now Available

Guidelines are now available for two funding programs offered through the National Endowment for the Arts’ Office of Research & Analysis:

  • Research Grants in the Arts funds research studies that investigate the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components of the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life. Matching/cost share grants of $10,000 to $100,000 will be awarded.
  • NEA Research Labs funds trans-disciplinary research teams grounded in the social and behavioral sciences, yielding empirical insights about the arts for the benefit of arts and non-arts sectors alike. Matching/cost share grants of $100,000 to $200,000 will be awarded.
  • Application guidelines for the present round of funding are available on the Arts Endowment website. The upcoming deadline for both programs is March 28, 2022.
  • NEA Challenge America: Challenge America offers support primarily to small organizations for projects in all artistic disciplines that extend the reach of the arts to populations that are underserved. Challenge America features an abbreviated application, a robust structure of technical assistance, and grants for a set amount of $10,000. Deadline: April 21, 2022. For more information, please visit the NEA website:
  • NEA Literature Fellowships: The National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement.In 2022 the NEA will be accepting applications in poetry. Deadline: March 10, 2022. For more information, please visit the NEA website:

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

NEH Fellowships

NEH Fellowships are competitive awards granted to individual scholars pursuing projects that embody exceptional research, rigorous analysis, and clear writing. Applications must clearly articulate a project’s value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Fellowships provide recipients time to conduct research or to produce books, monographs, peer-reviewed articles, e-books, digital materials, translations with annotations or a critical apparatus, or critical editions resulting from previous research. Projects may be at any stage of development. NEH invites research applications from scholars in all disciplines, and it encourages submissions from independent scholars and junior scholars. Applications due April 13, 2022. A free webinar will be held February 16, 2022 at 7:30 a.m. Hawaiʻi Time (12:30 p.m. Eastern Time). For more information, please visit the NEH website:

NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication

Through NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication, the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation jointly support individual scholars pursuing interpretive research projects that require digital expression and digital publication. To be considered under this opportunity, an applicant’s plans for digital publication must be integral to the project’s research goals. That is, the project must be conceived as digital because the research topics being addressed and methods applied demand presentation beyond traditional print publication. Competitive submissions embody exceptional research, rigorous analysis, and clearly articulate a project’s value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. All projects must be interpretive. That is, projects must advance a scholarly argument through digital means and tools. Stand-alone databases, documentary films, podcasts, and other projects that lack an explicit interpretive argument are not eligible. Application due April 20, 2022. For more information, visit the NEH website:

National Park Service

Save America’s Treasures

The Save America’s Treasures (SAT) grant program has been reopened for applications, now due Thursday, March 10, 2022, providing $25 million in funding for preservation and conservation projects to nationally significant historic properties and collections. Preservation projects fund physical preservation of historic buildings, sites, structures, and objects. Collection projects include conservation of artifacts, museum collections, documents, sculptures, and works of art. SAT is administered by the National Park Service (NPS) in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

To apply for funding for preservation projects go to opportunity number P22AS00048.  

To apply for funding for collections projects go to opportunity number P22AS00049.

NPS Youth Programs

National Park Service youth programs include internships and job opportunities for youth and young adults 15-30 years old and veterans 35 years old and younger. Learn more at

Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant

US Small Business Administration (SBA) deadline: until funds are exhausted.

SVO Grants are available to

  • Live venue operators
  • Theatrical producers
  • Live performing arts organization operators
  • Relevant museum operators
  • Motion picture theater operators

Learn more on the US SBA website:  

Nationwide Grants and Opportunities

Western Arts Alliance

Western Arts Alliance: Native Launchpad 2022

Native Launchpad

Native Launchpad is the cornerstone program of Advancing Indigenous Performance (AIP), WAA’s national initiative to create new touring and presentation opportunities for US-based Indigenous performing artists. Four awardees will each receive direct financial and travel support, mentoring/coaching, career development and promotional benefits over three years — a package valued at $40,000. Applications, which are open to Native performing artists residing in the US and territories, are being accepted through 5pm PT on Wednesday, April 27. For more information and to apply, please visit the Western Arts Alliance website:

Native Artist Opportunity Fund

This new financial assistance award program will aid US-based Indigenous performing artists with short-term needs related to the promotion, development and sharing of their work or practice.  The program, which is open to Indigenous performing artists residing in the US and territories, is designed to be flexible and responsive to artists’ needs; artists may apply for funds for a wide range of eligible uses, with grants capped at $750. The program has a rolling deadline, with a monthly review process. For more information and to apply, please visit the Western Arts Alliance website:

State of Hawaiʻi Grants and Opportunities

Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation

2022 “Sew A Lei for Memorial Day” poster contest for school-aged children. Deadline: Friday, March 26. Learn more on the City and County of Honolulu website:

Kumu Kahua Theatre/Bamboo Ridge Press

Go Try PlayWrite Contest
Each month Kumu Kahua Theatre co-sponsors this playwriting contest with Bamboo Ridge Press in their combined effort to nurture local playwrights and authors. All plays submitted are read by Kumu Kahua Theatre Artistic Director, Harry Wong III. For more information, please visit the Kumu Kahua website:

State Foundation on Culture and the Arts: Visual Art Consultant

Participate in making decisions about artworks for the SFCA Art in Public Places Collection. Informed community panelists make decisions at the SFCA regarding artwork purchases and gifts. Participate by volunteering as a Visual Art Consultant! Application on the SFCA website:

Calls for Artists in Hawaiʻi

  • Hawaiʻi Craftsmen “Fiber Hawaii 2022” entry day Saturday June 4, 2022. Exhibit at the Downtown Art Center (Honolulu) June 8-26, 2022. For more information, please visit the Hawaiʻi Craftsmen website:
  • Hawaiʻi International Film Festival (HIFF) call for films: Submissions are open for all Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Short, Episodic (Series), Pacific Islander Showcase Features, Pacific Islander Showcase Shorts, Made in Hawai‘i Features, Made in Hawai‘i Shorts, XR Showcase, and Hawai‘i University Student. Early bird deadline March 11, regular deadline May 20, 2022. For more information, please visit the HIFF website:
  • Hawaiʻi Island Art Alliance “Plein Air Perspectives 2022“: The 3rd Annual Hawaiʻi Statewide Jury Exhibition, open to all Hawaiʻi based artists. Entry deadline 9/16/2022. For more information please visit the listing on Call for Entry:

The Call for Entry (CAFE) website can be searched by state (choose the “sort by” menu on the left side of the screen). Search the Café website:

SFCA Email Newsletter

The Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) email newsletter is published monthly. This list of arts and culture grants and opportunities was originally published in the March 2022 SFCA Email Newsletter.

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