Nonprofit COVID-19 relief applications due May 15 to Delaware Humanities

April 30, 2020

Delaware Humanities is accepting applications through Friday, May 15, for CARES Act Recover Grants to provide relief for humanities-based nonprofit organizations that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.

Following the recent passing of the CARES Act by Congress, the National Endowment for the Humanities was allocated $75 million to assist cultural institutions affected by the coronavirus. Approximately $30 million was designated for the 56 state and territorial humanities councils. Delaware's share, based on its population, is $406,800.

"Delaware Humanities appreciates the support of Sens. Coons and Carper and Rep. Blunt Rochester in ensuring these funds are available for Delaware cultural organizations in need," said Michele Anstine, Delaware Humanities executive director.

These emergency funds will enable vulnerable humanities-centered organizations to recover some of their losses and better maintain their positions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. This includes supporting programming, staffing needs, operating costs and other vital budgetary concerns.

To be eligible for a CARES Recover Grant from Delaware Humanities, applicants must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization registered in the state of Delaware, have a DUNS number, and have a demonstrated commitment to programming in humanities content areas. Applications are being accepted until May 15. Approved applications will receive up to $10,000 in unrestricted funds.

“The arts and humanities are critical to our state, and I’m very glad that I was able to help deliver resources to some of Delaware’s most cherished institutions and the employees who bring them to life during this challenging time,” said Sen. Chris Coons, a member of the appropriations committee. “With this funding from the CARES Act, many of Delaware’s cultural institutions will be able to keep employees on payroll and reopen stronger than ever.”

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