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CARES Act Grant Information

The CARES Act grant application period has ended.

See a list of Nebraska organizations that have received CARES Act grants.

Humanities Nebraska CARES Grants have been expended. Applications are no longer being accepted.

These grants served a diverse network of urban, rural, small, medium, and large cultural organizations serving a wide range of constituencies statewide.

Eligible organizations included:

  • Non-profits with 501(c) status
  • Public institutions of higher education
  • State and local government agencies
  • Federally recognized Native American tribal governments

For-profit organizations and individuals were not eligible. Applicants demonstrated that a commitment to public humanities is a significant component of the
organization's overall mission. The National Endowment for the Humanities has defined the humanities as including (but not limited to) history, literature, languages, jurisprudence, philosophy, comparative religion, archaeology, ethics, the social sciences when they employ humanistic perspectives, and
the history, theory, and criticism of the arts.

Funding Guidelines

Eligible organizations were able to request up to 10% of their annual operating budget (capped at $10,000) in unrestricted funding to assist with programs, retention of staff, and general operating support during the COVID-19 crisis. Organizations were allowed to reapply for additional Humanities Nebraska CARES Grant funding 45 days after their previous award. These grant did not require a match or cost-share.

Application for Humanities Nebraska CARES grants required entry of an organization's Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number. This DUNS refers to the nine-digit number established and assigned by Dun and Bradstreet, Inc. (D&B) which uniquely identifies business entities. If your organization does not already have a DUNS number, one may be obtained from D&B by telephone at 866.705.5711 or click here to register online

Humanities Nebraska programming is made possible by:

and generous individuals, foundations, and businesses across Nebraska.