NEH Telling the Full History Grantee Resources

Telling the Full History Grantee Resources

The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Telling the Full History Preservation Fund is a one-time grant program to interpret and preserve historic places of importance to underrepresented communities across states and territories of the United States. This program is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ American Rescue Plan Humanities Grantmaking for Organizations and, as such, is subject to federal rules for award selection and reporting. We’re so pleased to be providing grants to 80 organizations from across the country. You can see the full list of grantees here.

Share Your Story

We are always eager to hear about how a grant from the National Trust has helped your project beyond the initial monetary contribution.  If you would like to share your story, send us an email with a short description of what's happened since the grant. 

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Q. When can we share with the world that we have received the grant?
A. The public announcement was made on April 7, 2022, at 10am Eastern time. We sent out a marketing kit (including a press release template) on April 6. If you didn't receive this kit, please email

Q. When can I begin work on my project?
A. The period of performance for the grant begins on April 1, 2022.

Q. What should I need to do to receive grant funding?

A. We provide more detailed information in our orientation webinar, but pre-period of performance you should be:
  • Setting up an account on (if you don’t already have one)
  • Drafting a final project scope of work, including project milestones
  • Drafting a final budget reflecting the grant amount you received
The project scope and budget will be reviewed and approved by National Trust Staff. Please do not include ineligible expenses in your budget. Download a budget form.

Q. How do I know what expenses are eligible?
A. You can read a list of eligible expenses on our guidelines page here. 

Q. When will I get my first grant payment?
A. Payment for this grant program is on a reimbursable basis. Grant payments will be made within 45 days of receipt and approval of Quarterly Progress Reports and the Final report. Those reports will be submitted through the online grants system and will be due as follows:

Report Report Due Date Payment Due Date
Quarterly Report #1 7/15/2022 8/31/22
Quarterly Report #2 10/15/2022 11/31/22
Quarterly Report #3 1/15/2022 2/28/23
Final Report 5/16/2023 6/30/23