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Relief Grant Application

Humanities Texas invites Texas cultural and educational institutions facing financial hardship resulting from the coronavirus pandemic to apply immediately for fast-track Relief Grants.

Humanities Texas Relief Grants are made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the CARES Act signed into law on March 27, 2020.

For more information about eligibility, allowable costs, grant amounts, and funding priorities, please see the Humanities Texas Relief Grants overview page.

Questions

Please direct questions about Relief Grants to Humanities Texas grants staff at grants@humanitiestexas.org.

Registration

As the person filling out the online application, please provide the following information. You may browse through the application prior to registering; however, you will not be able to enter any data until you have registered. Once you REGISTER, the application will appear immediately, and you may begin.

You will receive an email from grants@humanitiestexas.org with a link to your application. You may save your application for later and revisit it as often as you wish by clicking on this link. Please retain this email throughout the application process until your grant application is submitted.

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Please provide your phone number without any accompanying symbols (e.g., 5124401991).
Register to continue filling out the application.

Sponsoring Organization

This information pertains to the nonprofit organization that will receive and administer the grant.

Please provide the phone number without any accompanying symbols (e.g., 5124401991).
Please enter the web address beginning with "http://" or "https://".
Please enter the number without any hyphens.
Please enter the number without any hyphens.
If you are registered in the federal System for Award Management, please enter your Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code.
Is the sponsoring organization currently suspended or debarred?
If so, please explain:
Is the sponsoring organization currently delinquent on federal debt?
If so, please explain:

Organization Profile

Provide a brief description of the Sponsoring Organization. Be sure to include your mission and emphasize how you promote broader understanding of the humanities to public audiences in Texas.

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What is your organization's annual operating budget?
Please estimate the number of individuals your organization serves annually.

Target Audiences Served (optional question)

Please describe any target audience(s) your organization serves.

Authorizing Official

This is the representative of the sponsoring organization, most often the chief executive officer, who has authority to submit the grant application on behalf of the organization. This person may NOT serve as the fiscal officer.

Sponsoring Organization Address
Please provide the phone number without any accompanying symbols (e.g., 5124401991).
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Project Director

This person is responsible for the management of the project. The project director also serves as liaison with Humanities Texas and is responsible for submitting the final evaluation form, and, if applicable, any grant adjustments or revised budgets. This person may NOT serve as the fiscal officer.

Sponsoring Organization Address
Please provide the phone number without any accompanying symbols (e.g., 5124401991).
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Fiscal Officer

This person, typically an organization’s bookkeeper or accountant, is responsible for accounting for the grant funds. The fiscal officer may NOT serve as the authorizing official or project director.

Sponsoring Organization Address
Please provide the phone number without any accompanying symbols (e.g., 5124401991).
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Project Summary

If your request is for operational expenses, you may simply use the title "Relief Grant for [Organization Name]."

Proposed Start/End Date

This period of time—termed your “grant period”—should include all project activities and expenditures. Your start date must begin on May 1, 2020, or later. Your end date may be no later than June 30, 2021.

Funding

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Humanities Texas will make immediate grants of up to $5,000 and, depending upon the availability of funds, will consider requests above this level to a maximum amount of $15,000.
Describe the need for emergency assistance and specify what the Relief Grant will be used for. Relief Grants are intended to provide support to organizations that have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Hence, demonstration of need is a key focus of the application. In order to receive funds you must show that as a result of COVID-19, your organization has suffered hardship. This may include loss of significant revenue, loss of staff, difficulty paying rent or mortgage, inability to serve target audience(s), and/or risk of closure.
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How would you estimate the total financial impact of COVID-19 on your organization? We recognize that this is an approximation. Please quantify your losses from the date first affected by the virus through the present.
Select all that apply:
Please briefly explain the other sources of funding you are seeking or have received. Suggested Word Limit: 250 words.
If there is any information we have not requested, but which you feel is important for Humanities Texas in evaluating your application, please provide it here.

Letters

Tax-Exempt Letter

Attach the sponsoring organization’s determination letter from the IRS confirming its tax-exempt status, or a letter showing that the sponsoring organization has applied for tax-exempt status.

Files must be less than 10 MB
Allowed file types: pdf.


Letters of Support and Additional Materials

You may include up to five additional items with your application, all in PDF format. However, these materials are not required.

Letters of support should be addressed to the Humanities Texas Grants Review Committee. Letters can serve a range of purposes: Some can speak to the significance of the organization's promotion of the public humanities. Others can confirm the organization's importance to the community and/or past accomplishments.

Please contact the Humanities Texas grants staff if you have questions about letters of support or other possible items to include with your application.

Files must be less than 10 MB
Allowed file types: pdf.