Hurricane Recovery Grants

With generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities Texas invites Texas cultural and historical institutions that suffered damage and losses as a result of Hurricane Harvey to apply immediately for fast-track grants to support recovery efforts. Download the application form.

Eligible Costs

Eligible costs include:

  • Cleanup
  • Conservation
  • Professional consultation
  • Rental of temporary meeting space
  • Basic institutional and operational costs, such as purchasing equipment and replacing inventory, shelving, and roofing
  • Other assistance to ensure continuity of organizational operations and programs

Current Humanities Texas grantees may apply to use funds to repurpose Humanities Texas-supported programs that were disrupted by the hurricane and recovery efforts to ensure project execution and continuity.

Requests of up to $3,000 will be reviewed within seven business days and awarded quickly. Larger grants are also possible. Please contact Humanities Texas grants staff at 512.440.1991 to discuss.


Nonprofit organizations and state and local governmental entities are eligible to receive Humanities Texas support. Applicants for Hurricane Recovery Grants must lie within the FEMA-designated disaster region of Texas. There is no requirement for cost sharing or matching.

How to Apply

Download and complete the application form. Submit your application, including any attachments, via email to or via mail to:

Humanities Texas Hurricane Recovery Grants
1410 Rio Grande St.
Austin, TX 78701


Please contact the Humanities Texas grants staff at 512.440.1991 or


These grants are made possible with major funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, including an NEH Chairman’s Emergency Grant.

Questions about Grants

Call 512.440.1991 or email

Additional Recovery Assistance

NEH and Humanities Texas have met with other statewide organizations and agencies to explore opportunities for collaborative support efforts. Hurricane Harvey recovery assistance is also CURRENTLY available from the following institutions:

The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries