UPDATES FROM NEH ON COVID-19, THE CARES ACT, AND THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT
As America confronts the unprecedented challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic, NEH is closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on humanities institutions and the communities they serve.
Check this page for regular updates on NEH funding opportunities related to the 2021 American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and resources for cultural organizations affected by the coronavirus.
FAQs – Funding for NEH Applicants and Grantees Impacted by the Coronavirus
This FAQ addresses frequently asked questions for applicants and grantees, including NEH funding under the CARES Act, regular NEH grant program application timelines, and information about making changes to grant projects.
Contact your local state or jurisdictional humanities council to find out about local ARP Act and CARES Act funding opportunities for cultural programs and organizations.
AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUNDING: (open for applications)
CARES ACT FUNDING: (application period closed)
NEH PRESS RELEASES:
NEH Offers ARP Relief Funding for Economic Recovery for Cultural and Educational Institutions (April 7, 2021) — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced two new funding opportunities to rapidly distribute American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act funding to cultural organizations and educational institutions adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
NEH Receives $135 Million to Distribute to Cultural Institutions Affected by the Pandemic
(March 11, 2021) — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will receive $135 million in supplemental funding to assist humanities organizations and other cultural institutions affected by the coronavirus pandemic as part of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP)approved by the U.S. Congress and signed into law today by President Joseph R. Biden.
NEH Offers Emergency Relief Funding to Cultural Institutions Affected by Coronavirus
(April 20, 2020) — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced new grant guidelines to rapidly distribute CARES Act funding to cultural nonprofits affected by the coronavirus pandemic. This new funding opportunity, NEH CARES: Cultural Organizations, will provide grants of up to $300,000 to sustain humanities organizations and preserve jobs in the cultural sector.
NEH Receives $75 Million to Distribute to Cultural Institutions Affected by Coronavirus
(March 27, 2020) — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will receive $75 million in supplemental funding to assist cultural institutions affected by the coronavirus as part of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act economic stabilization plan appropriated by the U.S. Congress and signed into law today by President Donald J. Trump.
Information on NEH and COVID-19
(March 13, 2020) — As developments with COVID-19 and its effect on our communities continue to evolve, please know that the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is working to continue to serve the public and to accept, review, and process grant applications and awards according to our normal schedule.
NEH DIVISION RESOURCES:
NEH’s Office of Digital Humanities (ODH) Offers “Virtual Visits”
Schedule a meeting with ODH staff to speak about NEH digital projects, federal funding opportunities in the humanities, and humanities career pathways.