North Carolina Humanities COVID-19 recovery grants available

Press release from North Carolina Humanities:

North Carolina Humanities is pleased to announce it has launched its American Rescue Plan humanities grants to strengthen the cultural sector’s response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in North Carolina.

These much-needed grants of up to $20,000 will provide economic relief, protect jobs, maintain humanities collections and ensure that the experiences of North Carolinians and the stories of community resiliency during the pandemic are captured throughout the state.

Historical sites, museums and other North Carolina-based cultural organizations are invited to apply for one of the following two types of American Rescue Plan (ARP) humanities grants:

American Rescue Plan operating support grants

ARP humanities operating support grants may be used to support staff salaries, rent or utilities, securing and protecting property and collections and other general operating costs affected by COVID-19. Read our full request for proposal for more information on this funding opportunity.

American Rescue Plan humanities project support grants

ARP humanities project support grants may be used to support virtual humanities projects, digitizing collections and making them available online, staff salaries directly tied to a humanities program, COVID-19 projects highlighting the North Carolina experience and other program services. Read our full request for proposal for more information on this funding opportunity.

Attend a Webinar

Please join us for our first of several informational applicant webinars on Monday, June 21 at 3:30pm. You will learn more about these grants, the requirements, how to apply and more. Register here.

If you are unable to join us on June 21, we will be hosting this webinar several more times throughout the application period. Visit for future webinar dates.

Please apply

Applications and eligibility requirements are available at

Applications for both types of grants are due July 15, 2021.


Contact Caitlin Patton Stanley, director of grants and compliance, at or schedule a one-on-one phone consultation.


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