Illinois Humanities 2021 COVID-19 Emergency Relief and Recovery GrantsJune 2, 2021
In 2021, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) received $135 million in funding to assist humanities and cultural organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP).
As the state affiliate for the NEH, Illinois Humanities will redistribute more than $1,000,000 to humanities and cultural nonprofits across Illinois.
Illinois Humanities is offering two grant opportunities to help humanities organizations and cultural groups respond to the ongoing pandemic:
- General operating grants for organizations that are explicitly defined as humanities-based in terms of mission and core programming.
- Humanities project grants for organizations that plan to do humanities-based work but who may not be explicitly humanities-based organizations in mission and scope.
The main goals of the 2021 Illinois Humanities COVID-19 Emergency Relief and Recovery Grants are:
- To provide emergency relief support for humanities-based organizations throughout the state who are impacted by COVID-19.
- To help enable other nonprofit partners to provide humanities-based programs to help their communities recover and respond with resilience to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- To help build the capacity of our grantee-partners through offering workshops that address their most pressing needs, networking opportunities within our sector, and a peer skill share program that compensates participants.
Application Deadline: Thursday, July 15, 2021, at 5:00 pm (CST). Additional information about these grants is available on the Illinois Humanities website. If you have further questions, reach out to Mark Hallett, Director of Grants Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Illinois Humanities 2021 COVID-19 Emergency Relief and Recovery Grants Information Session
A 75-minute long information session for the 2021 COVID-19 Emergency Relief and Recovery Grants will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. The session is free and registration is required.