In 2021, more than 100 organizations and individuals submitted a grant application, and 79 organizations in Colorado were awarded a total of $760,411 from the Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan grant. Grant funds were provided by Colorado Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), as part of the American Rescue Plan of 2021, to support the response and recovery of the cultural sector from the ongoing impacts of COVID-19.

As the state affiliate of NEH, Colorado Humanities sought to provide emergency funding to the smallest organizations, including local museums, historical societies, and historic sites. More than half of the recipients had budgets of $300,000 or less. Colorado Humanities’ Executive Director Maggie Coval said, “With NEH SHARP funds, we are able to give Colorado’s humanities organizations, in every corner of the state, vital support for operations and capacity building. We are inspired by the grant recipients’ resilience and creativity, and look forward to collaborating with them in the future.”

Please note that Colorado Humanities does not regularly provide grants, and this was a temporary funding program that has now concluded.

The full list of grantees can be found here.

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