American History and Civics-National Activities Grants


Discretionary/Competitive Grants

American History and Civics Education, National Activities (AHC-NA)

American History and Civics Education—National Activities supports Programs that promote innovative instruction, learning strategies, and Professional development in American history, civics and government and Geography, with an emphasis on activities and programs that benefit Low-income students and underserved populations.

What’s New

The U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce that the Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for the American History and Civics Academies program published in the Federal Register on July 19, 2021 and closes on August 18, 2021. The Department of Education plans to award approximately $2.15 million to eligible applicants to promote innovative teaching, learning and professional development activities in  American History, government, civics and geography that benefit low-income students and underserved populations. This grant competition contains one absolute priority, one competitive preference priorities and two invitational priorities . Please review the published NIA in the Federal Register for complete details on the FY 2021 AHC-NA grant competition.

FY 2021 AHC-NA Call for Peer Reviewers

If you are interested in becoming a peer reviewer for either of the American History and Civics Education programs, please review the call for peer reviewers attached below. If you have any additional questions about this process, please contact EED program staff at

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Contact Information

  • Diana Schneider, Program Contact
    American History and Civics Education
    U.S. Department of Education, OESE
    400 Maryland Ave SW
    Washington D.C. 20202

American History and Civics-National Activities Grants

Last Modified: 07/19/2021