The Arkansas Humanities Council has awarded $463,300 to 46 cultural organizations throughout the state through funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act economic stabilization plan appropriated by the U.S. Congress.
CARES Act Grants provide unrestricted operating and/or humanities program support to humanities organizations throughout Arkansas who have suffered financial losses due to COVID-19. These grants provide immediate funds to museums, historical societies, college and universities, and other humanities-based cultural organizations to help stabilize and provide funding for them to maintain essential functions and retain core personnel during this public health crisis.
The Arkansas Humanities Council CARES Act Grant provided up to $15,000.00 to assist with loss of salaries, utilities, rent or lease payments, humanities-based virtual programming, and other losses due to the pandemic.
Arkansas Humanities Council CARES Act Grant Award Recipients in the Lakes Region include:
Boone County Historical & Railroad Society in Harrison
Boone County Library in Harrison
City of Berryville/Saunders Memorial Museum
Eureka Springs Historical Museum