Funding Available for Flood Damaged NYS Museums/Heritage Organizations

In late August, New York was hit hard by Hurricane Irene and many cultural organizations including libraries, museums, and historical societies sustained major damage. With support from the National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman’s Emergency Fund the New York Council for the Humanities is offering small grants to help these organizations recover.

Grants of up to $1,000 are available from the Council for tax-exempt cultural groups in New York State whose buildings or collections were damaged by Hurricane Irene. These grants are to be used to defray salary costs for professional staff members’ work associated with storm clean-up and recovery.

The Council has chosen this focus for its grants because it recognizes that dedicated staff members of our state’s cultural groups will be working many additional hours in the coming months to oversee the clean-up and in many cases re-opening of their organizations.

For information and to apply:  http://www.nyhumanities.org/grants/recovery.php

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