Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, is pleased to announce a new funding resource for Michigan nonprofits with missions centered on furthering public humanities projects and programs.

In order to assist organizations with recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan Humanities is providing emergency American Rescue Plan funding to museums, libraries, archives, historic sites, and other humanities-focused nonprofits impacted by the pandemic throughout Michigan.

“We are so pleased to offer an additional grant round for the Michigan H.O.P.E Grants this year,” said Shelly Hendrick Kasprzycki, President & CEO. “The humanities community did an admirable job this past year despite difficult circumstances. This round will feature the ability to apply for both operational and program support, which diversifies the funding stream for these critical organizations.”

Grants up to $15,000 are available for organizations with an annual operating budget of $2.5 million or less, and up to $20,000 for organizations with an annual operating budget between $2.5 and $10 million. Funding can be used to provide general operating support, programming support, or a combination of both.

The application period is Tuesday, June 15, 2021 through Monday, August 2, 2021. Applications will be reviewed the week of August 23-27, 2021, and organizations will receive an award notification by September 1, 2021. For more information on Michigan H.O.P.E grants click here.

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