Humanities Kansas announces recovery grants program

The Telegram staff

TOPEKA - Humanities Kansas (HK) is now accepting applications for SHARP Recovery Grant funds. The grants are designed to assist Kansas cultural non-profit organizations in need of general operating support as they recover from the COVID-19 crisis. The deadline to apply is August 16.

SHARP Recovery Grants will support salaries, rent, utilities, and operational upgrades for non-profit organizations whose core programs are centered in the humanities. The grant guidelines are available at humanitieskansas.org.

To be eligible for funding, applicants must be nonprofit organizations located in Kansas whose primary work is in the humanities. Examples include but are not limited to museums, libraries, archives, historical societies, and historical sites. Maximum award amounts depend on an organization’s annual budget up to $20,000.

“Humanities Kansas is honored to be able to support Kansas cultural organizations as we recover from the impact of Covid,” said Julie Mulvihill, Humanities Kansas Executive Director. “This past year has demonstrated that Kansans lean into the humanities during challenging times. Kansas cultural organizations that do work in the humanities provide important social connections and contribute to the economic well-being and strength of our communities.”

Funds have been made available through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to assist cultural institutions affected by the coronavirus as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) approved by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Joseph R. Biden. NEH is providing funds to Humanities Kansas specifically for redistribution as grants to cultural organizations in need in Kansas.

For more information about SHARP Recovery Grants or updates, guidelines, and the applications on all grants can be found at humanitieskansas.org.