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NEH CARES: Cultural Organizations

Slots:                                                     1

Internal Deadline:                             The slot has been granted.

LOI:                                                        N/A

External Deadline:                            May 11, 2020

Award Information:                         Type: Grant

Anticipated Amount of Funds/Awards: Up to $35,000,000 is expected to be available to fund 300-600 recipients

Submission Process: PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal:

Materials to submit:

Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.
CV – (5 pages maximum)

Link to Award:

Who May Serve as PI:                     Eligible applicants include U.S. nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, public and 501(c)(3) accredited institutions of higher education, state and local governmental agencies, and federally recognized Native American tribal governments.

Purpose:                                              The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act recognizes that the nonprofit humanities sector is an essential component of America’s economic and civic life.  The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has received supplemental funding to provide emergency relief to institutions and organizations working in the humanities that have been affected by the coronavirus.  In keeping with Congress’s intent in enacting the CARES Act, proposed short-term projects should emphasize retaining or hiring humanities staff.

NEH invites applications from eligible organizations seeking support for at-risk humanities positions and projects that have been impacted by the coronavirus.  Through this funding opportunity, NEH will award grants to museums, libraries and archives, historic sites, independent research institutions, professional organizations, colleges and universities, and other cultural organizations across the country to help these entities continue to advance their mission during the interruption of their operations due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Budgetary Requirements:             Cost sharing/matching is not required in this program.

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