Humanities Washington is honored to provide another round of support for those cultural organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Monday, July 26, we will begin accepting applications for Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) grants. Intended for Washington State nonprofit organizations that provide humanities programming, these grants will help those organizations respond to and recover from the effects of the coronavirus. The grants are funded by the American Rescue Plan via the National Endowment for the Humanities. Full guidelines will be released on July 26, but key parameters include:
- Award size: Up to $15,000. No matching required.
- Purpose: General operating expenses (for qualifying organizations) or specific humanities projects. The grant application type depends on the extent to which the organization’s mission focuses on the humanities.
- Application length: We anticipate it will take organizations less than 30 minutes to complete.
- Application review: A panel of independent reviewers from across the state will review applications in two rounds. Applications will be reviewed after the application deadline for each round. The application deadline for the first round is September 16 and October 26 for the second round.
- Deadlines: Applications may be submitted at any time between July 26 and September 23.
- Notification timeline: Applicants will be notified of the status of their application approximately one month after the application deadline for each round.
- Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organizations registered in Washington, including those affiliated with tribal organizations.
- Other requirements: As required by federal guidelines, make sure your organization has a DUNS number and register in SAM. Apply for it early, as it can take two weeks to receive. While not required to initially apply, funds cannot be disbursed without it.
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