Berkeley, CA, October 5, 2021—The National Writing Project (NWP) announces a new grantmaking program, Building a More Perfect Union: Pandemic Recovery Grants for Humanities Organizations. As part of the American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grantmaking for Organizations at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Building a More Perfect Union invites grant applications from eligible organizations that have been adversely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. These grants will assist organizations in recovering from interruptions to their operations due to the coronavirus pandemic and to develop programming in anticipation of the upcoming 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States.
“NEH is pleased to work with thirteen exceptional grantmaking organizations to distribute American Rescue Plan funding to humanities professionals and cultural and educational institutions suffering financial hardship as a result of the pandemic,” said NEH Acting Chairman Adam Wolfson. “Their specialized knowledge of specific humanities disciplines, professions, and sectors will ensure that these relief funds reach those most in need of assistance, and strengthen the nation’s humanities infrastructure by investing in forward-looking programs and initiatives that contribute to a robust, resilient, and inclusive humanities sector.”
Building a More Perfect Union recognizes the unique role that local, regional, and cross-regional humanities organizations play in understanding and making visible fuller stories of our national experience. The National Writing Project will award up to 50 grants to local, regional, or cross-regional organizations such as nonprofits, museums, libraries and archives, historic sites, and public-facing humanities centers at colleges and universities across the country to help these entities restore programming post-pandemic and to engage or deepen collaborations with stakeholders and communities that will expand their reach. Successful applicants will create open-access, adaptable resources and program models with the potential to enrich public understanding of our diverse yet intersecting civic life.
The Request for Proposals is now available and applications will be due back to the National Writing Project by December 21, 2021.
To read more about the American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grantmaking for Organizations and learn more about other organizations that are offering these same grants, please visit https://www.neh.gov/sharp/grantmaking and follow #NEHRecovery and #SHARP.
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