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NEH Announces American Rescue Plan Funding for State and Jurisdictional Humanities Councils

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This article originally appeared on the National Endowment for the Humanities website.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has distributed $51.6 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. These funds will support humanities organizations, programs, and professionals at the local level, advancing economic recovery within a cultural sector devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. A state-by-state breakdown of funding to each humanities council is available here. [New York State has received $1,942,510 in grant funds.]

“With so many of our nation’s cultural and educational institutions reeling from the economic fallout of the pandemic, NEH’s state and jurisdictional humanities partners are on the front lines of the crisis, adapting and responding to urgent needs within their states and communities to shore up the humanities organizations and resources that enrich the lives of so many citizens,” said NEH Acting Chairman Adam Wolfson. “NEH is grateful to our state and jurisdictional partners for joining us in this effort to quickly distribute American Rescue Plan relief funding to where it is most needed.”  

This new funding, which represents approximately 40 percent of the American Rescue Plan program funds allocated to NEH by the American Rescue Plan, will be regranted by NEH’s 56 state and jurisdictional partners to support cultural groups and public and educational humanities programming across the country. Each council will determine their own process and timing for awarding these funds. Consult your local humanities council for ARP funding opportunities in your region.  Read more...