UPDATES FROM NEH ON COVID-19 AND THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT

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Monitor NEH.gov, and sign up to receive email updates on COVID-related grant programs and information. 

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 and resources for cultural organizations affected by the coronavirus.

AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUNDING: 

NEH announced the recipients of American Rescue Plan relief funding on October 4, 2021. See the press release and full list of grantees.

Humanities organizations and professionals impacted by the pandemic may be eligible to apply to one of thirteen NEH-funded grantmaking programs aimed at assisting recovery in the humanities sector. See the press release, or this page for information on these programs and how to apply. 

Contact your local state or jurisdictional humanities council to find out about local funding opportunities for cultural programs and organizations under the American Rescue Plan

American Rescue Plan: State and Jurisdictional Humanities Councils FAQs. (updated August 2, 2021)
Questions about this program should be directed to @email.

FAQs – Funding for NEH Applicants and Recipients Impacted by the Coronavirus (updated May 3, 2021)
This FAQ addresses frequently asked questions for applicants and grantees, including NEH funding under the American Rescue Plan Act, regular NEH grant program application timelines, and information about making changes to grant projects.

American Rescue Plan: Humanities Organizations grant program, application guidelines, and FAQs(application deadline has passed) 
This program invites applications from organizations seeking support for humanities positions and projects that have been adversely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Questions about this grant program should be directed to @email.

American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grantmaking grant program, application guidelines, and FAQs(application deadline has passed) 
This program invites applications from organizations ​experienced at providing grants at a national or regional (i.e., multi-state) level to administer competitive grantmaking programs for humanities organizations or individuals who work in the humanities.
Questions about this program should be directed to @email.
 

NEH PRESS RELEASES:

NEH Awards $87.8 Million in ARP Relief Funding for Economic Recovery to Cultural and Educational Institutions
(October 4, 2021) — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced $87.8 million in American Rescue Plan funding to nearly 300 cultural and educational institutions to help them recover from the economic impact of the pandemic, retain and rehire workers, and reopen sites, facilities, and programs. 

NEH Awards $28.8 Million in ARP Funding to 13 Grantmaking Organizations to Provide Financial Relief to Humanities Non-Profits and Professionals Affected by the Pandemic 
(October 4, 2021) — Thirteen new grants awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will provide $28.8 million to experienced grantmakers to administer competitive grantmaking programs that will assist cultural and educational organizations and professionals in recovering from the financial impacts of the pandemic. 

NEH Announces American Rescue Plan Funding for State and Jurisdictional Humanities Councils 
(June 15, 2021) — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced it has distributed $52.6 million in funding to the 56 state and jurisdictional humanities councils and interim partners, the agency's first awards under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021. 

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 Announces $40 Million in CARES Act Grants
(June 20, 2020The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced $40.3 million in new CARES Act economic stabilization grants to support essential operations at more than 300 cultural institutions across the country.

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.

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