Kentucky Humanities requested and received a special request for Emergency Supplemental Funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support cultural institutions that experienced catastrophic damage from the storms in 2022.
We will begin accepting grant applications immediately to support these institutions. This federal funding is made available through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to assist cultural institutions affected by the severe storms in July of 2022 that resulted in President Biden declaring a state of emergency in 18 Kentucky counties. These counties include Breathitt, Clay, Cumberland, Floyd, Johnson, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Magoffin, Martin, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Whitley, and Wolfe.
Disaster Relief Grants will support archival recovery, exhibit reconstruction, clean-up costs, strategic planning or capacity building to recover from disaster, relocation costs or storage expense, or other costs to reinstate humanities programming.