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National Endowment for the Humanities Commits $1 Million to Harvey Relief

Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced that it will award up to $1 million in emergency grants “to preserve humanities collections at libraries, museums, colleges, universities, and other cultural and historical institutions” in affected areas in Texas and Louisiana. The initial $250,000 of the funding will be given to the states’ humanities councils to be re-granted according to immediate needs; the Texas Cultural Emergency Response Alliance and the Heritage Emergency National Task Force will also receive NEH funds for outreach and damage assessment.

The remaining $750,000 will be available from September 8 through December 31 and will be given out to organizations located in FEMA-designated disaster areas. To receive one of these emergency grants of up to $30,000, organizations must apply directly to the NEH through the agency’s website. Organizations in disaster areas are also welcome to change the scope of their grants to focus on critical needs.

Glasstire has been continuously updating a list of Texas-based organizations that were in Harvey’s path. Go here to see that list.

For a list of emergency resources for artists, go here.

A Houston art supply store is offering relief to artists directly affected by the storm. For more information, go here.

To learn about CERF+, another emergency resource for artists, go here.

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