Covid-19 Cultural Recovery Grants
The Vermont Covid-19 Cultural Recovery Grant Program was a partnership between Vermont Humanities and the Vermont Arts Council to provide funding to arts and humanities organizations facing financial hardship due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Funding for the program was provided primarily from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
The program is now closed. The program awarded $1.2 million in recovery funding to 146 Vermont arts and humanities organizations. Check out the list of grantees to see which organizations were awarded Cultural Recovery grants.
The Cultural Recovery Grant Program was the second program developed with Vermont Humanities to provide relief funding. In 2020, Arts Council and Vermont Humanities in 2020 to distribute 781,000 in relief funds to 123 Vermont organizations through Cultural Relief grants. Funding for this program was provided primarily from NEH and NEA through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020. Read more about the Covid-19 Cultural Relief Program.
To learn more about our Covid-19 relief efforts to date, visit our Covid-19 Resources page.
Read about the Cultural Recovery Grants in the Pandemic Recovery in Vermont’s Cultural Sector Report, produced in partnership with Vermont Humanities.
Guidelines and FAQs
Application and deadlines
Round 1 closed on July 21, 2021. Recipients were
notified in August 2021.
Round 2 closed on Sept. 14, 2021. Recipients were
notified in October 2021.
Read the Pandemic Recovery in Vermont’s Cultural Sector Report.