“Broadcasting Hope” Public Media Grant

"Broadcasting Hope" Grants
"Broadcasting Hope" Grants

Questions? Contact:

Lindsey Morrison
Grants Director
[email protected]

“Broadcasting Hope” Public Media Grant

Following a particularly tumultuous year as a nation, one thing is clear: while masks and vaccines might allow us to physically come closer, the humanities and the constructive dialogues they foster will truly enable us to be closer.

Florida Humanities’ “Broadcasting Hope” Public Media Grant provides up to $20,000 in funding to Florida public media stations to produce impactful public media humanities productions that shares how local communities come together through the humanities to inspire hope, shift perspectives, and foster unity.

Florida Humanities is committed to supporting innovative humanities-informed public media station projects – audio, digital, film, and other media initiatives – that have strong grounding in the humanities and are accessible to a broad public audience. Media projects should focus on topics that enhance our understanding of Florida and its culture, people, and history.

What exactly are the Humanities?

The Humanities are the process of pursuing an understanding of our shared human experience. Through the humanities, we learn how to think creatively and critically, to reason, and to ask questions.

Humanities include the study of history, literature, culture, languages, law and political science, folklore, gender studies, religious studies, philosophy and sociology, art history, archeology and sociocultural anthropology, and civics.

Funding Eligibility

This funding opportunity is only open to Florida public media stations, both TV and Radio.

Florida Humanities seeks applications from Florida public media stations that seek support for any stage of the production process, including development, pre-production, production, and/or post-production.

All Projects Must:

  1. Relate to theme of “Broadcasting Hope”
  2. Inspire constructive dialogue with the public.
  3. Involve humanities scholar(s) and other subject-area experts.
  4. Be free and widely available to the public

Programmatic Priorities

While remaining open to funding other public humanities projects and productions, Florida Humanities may give special consideration to applications that focus on one or more of our five programmatic priorities. See the Guidelines for full descriptions of each.

Deadline, Award Amount, and Contract Information

June 30, 2021
at 12:00pm (noon)

August 2, 2021

Grant Period:
August 2, 2021 –
August 2, 2022

Contract and Payment Information:

Amount: Up to $20,000
All funded elements of productions must be completed by August 2, 2022.

Awarded grantees will receive funds in two installments, following confirmation of registration in SAM.gov:

  • 90% at the start of the project
  • 10% on a reimbursement basis contingent upon receipt and approval of Final Report.

Resources for Applicants

Read the Guidelines/Acquire Access Code

Before beginning an application, applicants must review the entire guidelines and contact Florida Humanities Grants Director, Lindsey Morrison, at [email protected] to receive an ACCESS CODE for the application, after determining if the proposed project is eligible.

Download Guidelines

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Need more details, or curious about application tips and tricks? Join Florida Humanities for a 1-hr webinar before you take the next step!


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Once you have received an application code, click on the “Apply for Funding” button, log in with your username and password (or create a new account), and enter the code in the upper right corner of the Apply page to get started.

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