In response to the current public health crisis, organizations across Texas and the nation have been sharing resources, support, and guidance for cultural and educational institutions affected by COVID-19. Humanities Texas has compiled a list of many of these response and recovery resources, including grant opportunities, pandemic preparedness, and related webinars.

Humanities Texas

Humanities Texas invites Texas cultural and educational institutions facing financial hardship resulting from the coronavirus pandemic to apply immediately for fast-track Relief Grants. Applicants may request funds for general operating support and/or humanities programming. Humanities Texas will make immediate grants of up to $5,000 and, depending upon the availability of funds, will consider requests above this level to a maximum amount of $15,000. Relief Grants have no matching requirement. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Visit our website for information on eligibility and instructions on how to apply.

Humanities Texas staff will hold free weekly webinars in April and May to discuss Relief Grants and other funding opportunities provided by Humanities Texas, the National Endowment for the Humanities and other entities. The next webinar will take place on Monday, May 4.

Humanities Texas Relief Grants are made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the CARES Act signed into law on March 27, 2020.

National Endowment for the Humanities

NEH CARES: Cultural Organizations emergency relief grants provide up to $300,000 to cultural nonprofits to support a range of humanities activities across the fields of education, preservation and access, public programming, digital humanities, and scholarly research through December 31, 2020. Funding may be used for short-term activities that emphasize retaining or hiring humanities staff at cultural organizations across the country to maintain or adapt critical programs during the pandemic. The deadline to apply is May 11, 2020.

American Alliance of Museums

COVID-19 Resources and Information for the Museum Field

American Association for State and Local History

COVID-19 Resources

American Institute for Conservation

COVID-19 Resources for Collections Care Professionals
Collections Care in the Age of COVID-19

American Library Association

Pandemic Preparedness Resources for Libraries

Heritage Emergency National Task Force

COVID-19 Resource Hub

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Information for IMLS Grant Applicants and Awardees
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

COVID-19 Resources for Libraries and Museums

Mid-America Arts Alliance

COVID-19 FAQ for Applicants and Grantees

Oral History Association and
Baylor University's Institute for Oral History

Oral History at a Distance: Conducting Remote Interviews

Society of American Archivists

Archival Workers Emergency Fund

Texas Commission on the Arts

COVID-19 Arts Resources

Texas Historical Commission

Museum Services Program Webinar Archive
Upcoming Free Webinars of Interest

Texas Library Association

COVID-19 Resources

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

COVID-19 Information and Resources for Library Workers
Plan for Services During COVID-19 Health Situation