CARES Act Funds Available


The National Endowment for the Humanities has funding available through the CARES Act to help humanities organizations during the Covid-19 pandemic

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. Applicants need not have received a previous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in order to apply. 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.

The deadline to apply is May 11.

Learn who to contact and steps for submitting your application

Read NEH FAQs for Applicants and Grantees during the pandemic