COVID-19 Program Support Grants for NJ Humanities Orgs – Oct 8
Posted by New Jersey Council for the Humanities on September 21, 2021
New Jersey Council for the Humanities Seeks Applications for COVID-19 Program Support Grants
The New Jersey Council for the Humanities aims to harness the power of the humanities to strengthen pluralistic society.
To that end, the organization is welcoming applications for its COVID-19 Response Grant – Program Support, which will award grants of between $2,000 and $20,000 to nonprofits and government entities that provide (or wish to provide) public humanities programs. Awards will support ongoing hardship as well as recovery efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the organization, humanities examine our history, cultures, values, and beliefs. The public humanities take these ideas out of classrooms to engage broad public audiences in that examination. Grants will allow organizations to continue their public humanities work, create new public humanities programs, and/or re-format humanities work for different modalities or new technologies.
Program Support grants are designed to support New Jersey-based organizations doing work in the public humanities. While last spring’s COVID-19 Response Grants were focused on emergency needs stemming from the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s grants will help organizations plan for the future and begin the long process of response and recovery after the pandemic. For example, grants may support staff and operational costs associated with humanities programs (extant and new); temporary or contract labor for humanities programs; planning and development of new humanities programs, or re-imagining or revising existing programs; technical or consulting needs related to digital transition or access; expansion of outdoor and/or virtual activities and increase in access to those activities for target populations; and strategic planning or capacity building activities related to coronavirus impacts.
Priority will be given to organizations with a track record of engaging the public, particularly traditionally underserved and underrepresented audiences, in the humanities.
Any nonprofit institution or agency; department of state or local government; or accredited public and 501(c)(3) educational institutions based in New Jersey that undertakes public humanities programs, regardless of whether the organization’s primary mission is focused on the humanities, is eligible to apply.
Letters of Intent are due are due October 8. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the New Jersey Council for the Humanities website.
Deadline: October 8, 2021 (Letters of Intent)
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