The Idaho Humanities Council (IHC) announces that CARES Act funding is still available to assist humanities-based organizations that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. IHC also reveals a new funding level and guidelines for CARES Act funding. Organizations with an operating budget over $2 million may now request up to $15,000 in support. Additionally, organizations who have received an IHC CARES Act award are eligible to request additional funding once their current award is complete and closed.
These awards are available to any 501c(3) non-profit organization that is focused in the humanities. To date, IHC has supported over forty organizations and has funded requests supporting general operating support and the transition of programming to an online format.
“The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to greatly affect Idaho’s cultural community,” said David Pettyjohn, IHC Executive Director. “The increased funding level and revised guidelines are meant to assist humanities-based organizations to maintain operations and programming during this challenging time.”
The deadline for the next round of awards is September 15th. Updated guidelines and frequently asked questions are available on the IHC CARES Website (https://www.idahohumanities.org/cares-act-grants/). IHC encourages every eligible organization to apply and share amongst its network.
The IHC will be holding a virtual CARES grant-writing workshop on Thursday, September 10 12MSP/11PST. Contact Doug Exton (firstname.lastname@example.org) for workshop registration, or with any questions, and for any grant-writing tips.