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$50,000 in Emergency Grant Funds Offered by Oklahoma Humanities

March 29, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Humanities (OH) announces that $50,000 in immediate emergency grant funding is available for cultural organizations statewide that sustained damages in the days following the February 17, 2021, severe winter storm.

This emergency funding will support at-risk humanities collections; collections digitization, consultations, restoration, or replacement; exhibit restoration or replacement; archival restoration; or other costs directly associated with humanities programming. Any grant request for facility alterations or renovations that do not directly impact humanities-based programming are not allowable.

OH is accepting applications from nonprofits for grant awards of up to $3,000. The online application is available March 15, 2021 through July 1, 2021, at the OH website:

This emergency federal funding is made available through a special Chairman’s Grant from The National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Federal/State Partnership.

"Oklahoma Humanities understands the economic and educational impact cultural organizations have on local communities" said OH Executive Director Caroline Lowery. “This emergency funding will help repair widespread damages caused by the unprecedented winter weather event. We are grateful to provide this vital support to ensure our local agencies remain resilient, robust, and resourced.”  

Visit for more information about Oklahoma Humanities grants, including a brief video introduction to the grant process, detailed application guidelines, and a list of previously funded projects.


About Oklahoma Humanities: Oklahoma Humanities (OH) is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen communities by helping Oklahomans learn about the human experience, understand new perspectives, and participate knowledgeably in civic life through humanities disciplines such as history, literature, film studies, art criticism, and philosophy. As the state affiliate for the National Endowment for the Humanities, OH provides a free educational magazine and podcast, Smithsonian Institution exhibits, reading and discussion groups, and other cultural opportunities for Oklahomans of all ages. OH engages people in their own communities, stimulating discussion and helping them explore the wider world of human experience.

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