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 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.
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.