SEAC Public Outreach Grant Program

The Southeastern Archaeological Conference, in order to promote public awareness of archaeology in the Southeast, supports a program of small grants to finance public outreach projects. SEAC will provide an annual grant, $5,000 to fund a single project or two $2,500 grants, to an applicant(s) through a competitive application process. The competition is open to anyone in or near the traditional boundaries of the southeastern culture area, and all proposals must have some tie to the southeast. For purposes of the grant, southeastern states are defined as: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee; border states are defined as: Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Projects proposed for grant funding should promote public awareness of archaeology in the Southeast through any of a variety of educational and outreach activities. Examples of suitable projects might include: teacher workshops, printed material for public consumption, exhibits, workshops for adults or children, Archaeology Week/Month activities, Project Archaeology workshops, Elderhostel programs, archaeology fairs, public field trips, or other public-oriented projects. For additional information or to apply for the Public Outreach Grant,

See Standing Committees page for the Public Outreach Grant Committee Chair's contact information.

2023-2024 Grant Office Hours

The SEAC Public Outreach Grant Committee will also hold two informational office hours to support applicants in their preparation of quality proposals. Office hours will be:

  • Friday, December 1st, 2023 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (EST)
  • Tuesday, January 9th, 2024 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm (EST)

Please register for the office hours: For more information, please email Carol Colaninno at