New Opportunity for American Recovery Plan (ARP) Grants

Beginning October 1 2021, Humanities Nebraska will begin accepting grant applications from Nebraska organizations to further prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from impact from the coronavirus. The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2021.

Funding for these grants has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. Humanities Nebraska has received $687,045 of ARP Act funding and will re-grant 93% of that to cultural and educational organizations throughout the state that are engaged in public humanities programming and otherwise meet eligibility requirements.

Organizations whose mission falls outside of the humanities are not eligible to receive funding for general operating costs but may receive funding for humanities programs and activities. 

ARP Grant Guidelines

  1. Eligible organizations include non-profits with 501(c) status, public institutions of higher education, state and local government agencies, and federally recognized Native American tribal governments.
  2. Eligible organizations may request up to $20,000.
  3. Funding must be used between January 2022 and November 2022.
  4. Funding can be used to retroactively cover costs dating back to July 1, 2021.
  5. This grant does not require match or cost share. 

The ARP grant application period opens October 1, 2021 and ends November 15, 2021.

Questions? See the FAQ here. If you still need assistance, please contact Alexis Cruz, HN Grants Specialist.