The National Endowment for the Humanities announced today that it will award up to $1 million in emergency funding for humanities, culture, and arts organizations impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The funding will be able for emergency conservation work, as well as for restoring operations at organizations such as libraries, museums, colleges and universities.
Approximately $250,000 will be made available to state humanities councils in Texas and Louisiana for local disbursement. Other funding will be sent directly to the Texas Cultural Emergency Response Alliance and the Heritage Emergency National Task Force, which will assess damage to these organizations and these properties from the historic storm.
Starting September 8, qualifying organizations in eastern Texas and Louisiana will be able to apply directly to the National Endowment for the Humanities for grants of up to $30,000. The NEH will offer a streamlined grant application process and accept applications through December 31.