American Rescue Plan Humanities Grants is now offering support for humanities organizations and humanities-based projects to help Iowa’s humanities sector respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Funding for the American Rescue Plan Humanities Grant is made possible by an appropriation from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a federal agency, to the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.
- Humanities organizations that have the humanities as central to their mission may request funding for either jobs OR eligible one-time humanities project expenses that are incurred and expended within the eligible funding period.
- Non-humanities organizations that have a non-humanities core mission but that manage related, ongoing humanities program(s) may only apply for eligible one-time humanities-related project expenses that are incurred and expended within the eligible funding period.
- Minimum Grant Request: $ 2,500
- Maximum Grant Request: $ 20,000
- All project activities and incurred expenses must occur within the eligible funding period of July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022.
Eligible applicants must provide humanities programming to the public, have been impacted by the pandemic, and be one of the following types of entities. Entities who do not meet these requirements are not eligible to apply.
- Federally tax exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization incorporated and physically located in Iowa
- Physical location of the organization is defined as maintaining a current home office and registered agent address in Iowa defined by Iowa Code as well as maintaining a primary staff presence physically located and working in Iowa
- Unit of local, county or federally-recognized tribal government physically located in Iowa
- Units within institutions of higher education that are physically located in Iowa that have the humanities as their core mission and offer public programs are eligible. However, institutions of higher education are limited to one application, from one unit, and may neither apply for nor receive grant funds for multiple units.
For more information, visit https://iowaculture.gov/about-us/about/grants/american-rescue-plan-humanities-grant