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 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 CARES Act funding opportunities for cultural programs and organizations.

NEH CARES: Cultural Organizations grant programapplication guidelines, and FAQs

Watch a webinar on the NEH CARES funding opportunity for cultural organizations.

UPDATE: Deadline for NEH CARES: Cultural Organizations extended for applicants experiencing Grants.gov technical issues.


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’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.