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Michigan Humanities Grants Workshop - Shared screen with speaker view
Katie, Michigan Humanities
25:20
Welcome everyone! Please make sure that you have muted your audio — we will begin momentarily. If you have questions to share today, please share them here in the chat.
kristy schena
25:36
Good morning!
Katie, Michigan Humanities
27:38
You can find additional details about Michigan Humanities’ grants and programs at MichiganHumanities.org!
Katie, Michigan Humanities
28:37
As a reminder, today’s meeting is being recorded, and will be shared with all registrants!
Katie, Michigan Humanities
29:36
A recording of the overview workshop that James just noted can be viewed here: https://tinyurl.com/323sc9ur
Katie, Michigan Humanities
35:27
If you have questions as you’re using our online grants and program portal, please do reach out! Here are contact details for our staff members leading today’s virtual workshop: James Nelson (jnelson@mihumanities.org), Jennifer Rupp (jrupp@mihumanities.org), Katie Wittenauer (kwittenauer@mihumanities.org)
Patty Rockafellow
39:13
I am always afraid that I may "over" apply to MI Humanities. I applied and recieved a HOPE grant. Will it stop me if I should not apply again?
Lillian Preston
39:57
If you have a fiscal sponsor should the mission statement be the sponsor’s or the organization applying?
Jen Rupp
40:03
https://www.dnb.com/duns-number/get-a-duns.html
Jen Rupp
40:41
tel:+1-844-241-5086
Patty Rockafellow
40:50
Just go to SAM.Gov???
Jen Rupp
41:42
Patty,
Karen Woodworth
41:59
I'm still unclear on Fiscal Officer.
Jen Rupp
42:02
You can go to www.sam.gov but will be redirected to the Login.gov website
Jen Rupp
43:11
Please remember that the SAM registration is ALWAYS FREE. When you google SAM registration there will be 4-5 organization website that pop up first that will charge you to create it for you.
Patty Rockafellow
43:16
As a public library we were told that we do not have to have a 501c3 status.
Katie, Michigan Humanities
43:45
Hi, Patty. Regarding your question about over-applying — if you apply for something and there are further questions or the project doesn’t seem like the right fit for the specific grant, one of our staff members will let you know!
Kristina Reynolds
43:52
Is there a way to find out if you already have a SAMS number?
Jen Rupp
44:11
If you do not currently have a SAM registration, and you are only applying to us, I would not recommend you register at this time. It is very time consuming (15-20 hours).
Jen Rupp
44:41
Yes, you can search the SAM system for an active registration.
Jen Rupp
45:09
You have to renew it every year, so your fiscal officer will know if you are registered or not. :)
Kristina Reynolds
46:11
Thank you!
Jen Rupp
46:54
You’re welcome!
Caitlin Hart
50:12
was that in the project narrative? Where we say how the grant will help? sorry i missed that
Diane Wilson
55:05
Can one organization apply for grant funding for multiple projects in the same year?
Jen Rupp
55:26
Diane, each organization is allowed one humanities grant award per year.
Diane Wilson
55:37
Thank you.
Jen Rupp
55:52
If you have multiple projects, and a smaller grant is appropriate, you could apply for a Bridging Michigan Grant as well.
Jen Rupp
56:09
You just can’t have two grants for the same project.
Katie, Michigan Humanities
57:12
Here’s the link with previously funded projects for Humanities Grants: https://www.michiganhumanities.org/humanities-grant-award-recipients/
Katie, Michigan Humanities
58:47
And here is the scoring rubric that James just noted: https://www.michiganhumanities.org/documents/grants/Humanities%20Grants%20Scoring%20Rubric.pdf
Caitlin Hart
01:04:22
If they aren’t an employee but are an independent contractor is it a salary?
Caitlin Hart
01:04:28
Or honorarium?
Kathryn Linehan
01:05:17
To clarify, do you considered equipment and project supplies to be synonyms? Or is the $5000 equipment cap a subcategory for project supplies?
Jen Rupp
01:06:23
Equipment and supplies are not the same.
Jen Rupp
01:06:53
Think of supplies as consumables: paper, ink, pens, etc.
Jen Rupp
01:07:11
Equipment will be purchases that have a life span. Computers, iPads, cameras, software, etc.
michelle briggs
01:09:37
can the letters of support come from your partners on the project?
Caitlin Hart
01:09:57
can letter of support be from a project advisor?
Blair Nelson
01:10:07
Can a letter of support be from your city, such as the major or City Admin./Manager?
Jen Rupp
01:10:08
Michelle, absolutely!! It would be good to have at least one letter that is not a partner though so show community engagement
Jen Rupp
01:10:17
Blair, Yes! Perfect!
Blair Nelson
01:10:28
:)
Jen Rupp
01:10:45
Caitlin, I would encourage you to get letters of support from people outside of the project if you can.
Jen Rupp
01:11:08
It shows the committee that you will have the community behind your project and that you will make a big impact!
Blair Nelson
01:11:27
Thank you Jenn!
Jen Rupp
01:11:40
We allow three letters so it would be good to have a variety. :)
Caitlin Hart
01:11:48
got it thanks
Chloe Halprin
01:12:11
How long after submitting the draft can we expect to receive feedback on it? And will we receive an email notification?
Chloe Halprin
01:14:54
Thanks!
Essence Wilson
01:15:49
How many application are typically received and what percent are funded on average?
Caitlin Hart
01:17:56
what is the usual score cut off?
Jen Rupp
01:19:13
We are not like MCACA in our scoring where they have a score cut off for funding eligibility.
Caitlin Hart
01:21:18
Thanks Jenn! :)
Caitlin Hart
01:21:24
hoops Jen - one N
Katie, Michigan Humanities
01:40:48
James Nelson — Humanities Grants (jnelson@mihumanities.org), Jennifer Rupp — Arts & Humanities Touring Grants and Bridging Michigan Grants (jrupp@mihumanities.org), Katie Wittenauer — Great Michigan Read Action Grants (kwittenauer@mihumanities.org)
Timothy West
01:41:09
This webinar will be available for future viewing, correct?
Katie, Michigan Humanities
01:41:15
Yes, that’s correct Timothy!
Jen Rupp
01:41:26
Tim, yes! It will be on our website. :)
michelle briggs
01:41:33
Thanks - this has been really helpful. Do you offer these workshops each year or each grant cycle?
Jen Rupp
01:42:05
Thank you! I am so glad it was helpful. This is the first time we have done this workshop! I think it will be one that we will put in our rotation. :)
Diane Wilson
01:42:41
This information has been very helpful. Thank you!
Timothy West
01:42:46
Where can I find the link to the recording of this webinar?
Jen Rupp
01:42:50
You are welcome!
Jen Rupp
01:43:13
Timothy, we are working on a single spot on the website, but for right now we will make sure the links are on each of the pages for the individual grants.
michelle briggs
01:43:26
Thanks! I don't have a project for the program at the moment but I am always thinking about the future and when the time comes will be interested in having a refresher.
Jen Rupp
01:43:35
Absolutely!
Timothy West
01:43:58
Thank you.
Ruth Nicole Brown
01:45:09
Thank you!
Mary Gillett
01:45:15
Thank you - very helpful and looking forward to sharing
Kirsten Oldham
01:45:20
Thank you!
Stephanie Potier
01:45:20
Thank you for the overview!
Galaxy J3
01:45:22
Thanks this was great!