COVID-19 – HIHumanities CARES Act Grants

Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities Distributes $474,167 CARES Act Emergency Funding to Nonprofit Cultural Caretakers

As part of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act economic stabilization plan appropriated by Congress, Chairman Jon Peede and the National Endowment for the Humanities distributed $30 million to 56 state and jurisdictional humanities councils as emergency aid for local humanities organizations. Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities (HIHumanities) received $474,167 from the NEH to distribute to organizations adversely impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

As grantmakers committed to serving our community, we are proud to have given out our entire CARES Act allocation to a total of 40 organizations, from Hawaiʻi, Kauaʻi, Maui, Molokaʻi and Oʻahu. In a normal year, these grantees reach constituencies of more than 4 million people, locals and visitors, and for the months of March and April, they reported financial losses totalling more than $8 million. The majority of these organizations provide public humanities programs to underserved populations and have shown remarkable creativity in maintaining community connection during the current health crisis. 

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Resources are for all HIHumanities CARES Act Grants Awardees
HIHumanities Cares Act Grant Final Budget Form

For a full list of our CARES Act Grants Awardees please CLICK HERE.

Publicity Requirements for Recipients of HIHumanities CARES Act Grants

All awarded funds are provided by the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the CARES Act.  All materials publicizing or resulting from award activities must contain an acknowledgement of HIHumanities, NEH, and CARES Act support and carry the appropriate HIHumanities/NEH CARES Act logo. 

Here is some sample language:

  • Funding for these grants has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.
  • This program is made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the federal CARES Act.
  • Funding has been provided to [grantee] from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.

For programming, any acknowledgement must include the following disclaimer language:

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this (article, book, exhibition, film, program, database, report, Web resource), do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Please enter the appropriate event or production in place of the parentheses above, where you will find a list of possible examples. These statements must be included on all promotional materials. The can be set in your choice of font and they do not have to be near the logos.

Social Media Promotional Posts

For your social media posts related to HIHumanities CARES Act Grants, please incorporate the hashtags #NEHcares and #HIHumanitiescares and/or tag @NEHgov and @HIHumanities.

Downloadable Logo for HIHumanities CARES Act Grants:


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