Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act Emergency Funding

National Endowment for the Humanities logo Recently, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, providing the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) $75 million dollars in emergency funding to support our nation’s cultural institutions and humanists affected by the coronavirus.

State humanities councils like New Hampshire Humanities have been tasked with distributing these funds by offering program and general operating support grants intended for humanities and cultural nonprofits and public libraries with annual budgets of $500,000 or less.

For those New Hampshire based humanities and cultural nonprofits with budgets of more than $500,00 the NEH has additional funding available. 

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Who’s eligible for a CARES Act General Operating Support Grant?

Eligible applicants for CARES Act General Operating Support Grants include U.S. nonprofit organizations with 501 C (3) tax-exempt status, public and 501C (3) accredited institutions of higher education, state and local government agencies and federally recognized Native American tribal governments. Learn More.  


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A message from filmmaker Ken Burns about the humanities in this challenging time.

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