We are currently 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. Key parameters include:
- Award size: Up to $15,000 for General Operating Support Grants and up to $10,000 for Project Support Grants. No matching required.
- Purpose: General operating expenses (for qualifying organizations) or specific humanities projects.
- Application length: We anticipate it will take organizations less than 30 minutes to complete.
- Application review: Reviewers from across the state and with expertise in a variety of humanities disciplines will evaluate applications in two rounds.
- 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 a SAM registration number. Complete these steps early, as they can take two weeks to receive.
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