CARES Act Funding – 

Applications for assistance through the CARES Act are closed. 

On June 24th, 2020 Missouri Humanities announced that 76 organizations received a collective amount of $535,400 in grants supplied through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This funding was made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the $2 trillion in CARES Act legislation that was passed by Congress in March of 2020. The NEH received $75 million to distribute throughout the 56 State and Territorial Humanities Councils, and MH was honored to review applications and award funds to deserving humanities organizations in Missouri. 

“As the state of Missouri continues to deal with the economic fallout in lost jobs, furloughed staff, and lost revenue humanities organizations throughout the state are feeling the direct impact of this pandemic,” said Executive Director of Missouri Humanities, Dr. William S. Belko. “MH was honored to award CARES Act funding from the NEH to deserving organizations in Missouri who continue engaging the people of the Show-Me State in the power of life-long learning.”

About the CARES Act Grants – 

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) emergency relief CARES Act grants provided up to $300,000 to cultural nonprofits to support a range of humanities activities across the fields of education, preservation and access, public programming, digital humanities, and scholarly research. 

Grant recipients were prioritized and selected based on their humanities programming and financial need due to loss of revenue as a result of COVID-19. MH appointed staff representatives to vet eligible organizations and the MH board of directors approved the grants. 

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