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Michigan Humanities Organizations Pandemic Emergency Grants (H.O.P.E.)

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. Michigan H.O.P.E. Grants are available to provide general operating support, programming support, or a combination of both.


Legislator Thank You Letter Template

A sample legislator thank you letter can be found here.  Please include a copy of your letters with your MI HOPE grant final report.

      Michigan H.O.P.E. Grants Timeline

      • Application period is Tuesday, June 15, 2021 through Monday, August 2, 2021
      • Submission Deadline: Monday, August 2, 2021 
      • Applications will be reviewed the week of August 23-27, 2021.
      • Organizations will receive an award notification by September 1, 2021.
      • Awards will be made once an electronically signed grant agreement is returned to Michigan Humanities


      For questions about MI H.O.P.E. Grants, please contact James Nelson, Director of Grants, at