2021 Winter Storm Recovery Grants

Humanities Texas invites Texas cultural and educational institutions that suffered losses or damages to humanities collections as a result of the February 2021 winter storm, or incurred costs related to resuming humanities programming that was postponed or cancelled as a result of the storm, to apply for fast-track Recovery Grants.

Eligible Costs

Recovery Grants may be used to support costs associated with:

  • Cleanup, conservation, and replacement of humanities collections, exhibitions, and program collateral.
  • Professional consultation related to the conservation or repair of humanities collections, exhibitions, and program collateral.
  • Resuming humanities programming that was postponed or cancelled as a result of the storm.

Costs associated with structural repair (e.g., repair of burst pipes or roof damage) or landscaping costs are not eligible. Awarded funds may not cover costs that might fall to insurance coverage or property owner responsibility, nor may they cover costs supported by other federal relief programs.

Grant Amounts

Applicants may request up to $10,000. There is no requirement for cost sharing or matching.


Texas nonprofit organizations and state and local governmental entities are eligible to receive Humanities Texas grants. Applicants must have humanities collections or conduct public programs in the humanities.

Review Criteria

Funding decisions will be made according to demonstrated need and the significance of the institution’s humanities collections and programming. Humanities Texas will place special emphasis on promoting this opportunity to organizations that serve underprivileged, underrepresented, and rural communities.

Time Period

All 2021 Recovery Grants will have the same grant period, running from April 1, 2021 (with pre-award allowability for eligible costs from February 11, 2021) to August 31, 2021. Final reports will be due to Humanities Texas no later than November 30, 2021.

Application Deadline and Review Timeline

Humanities Texas will accept online applications through April 30, 2021. We will make funding decisions as quickly as possible after the application portal closes and immediately apprise applicants of their status.

How to Apply

Apply using the online application form. Please call our office if you need assistance or if you would like to request a hard copy of the application.


Please contact the Humanities Texas grants staff at 512.440.1991 or


Humanities Texas Recovery Grants are made possible with a National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman’s Emergency Grant.

Application Form and Deadline

Please apply as soon as possible using the online application form. The application portal will close on April 30, 2021.

Questions about Grants

Call 512.440.1991 or email