Humanities Montana to Infuse over $500,000 into State’s Cultural Entities

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COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants

June 14, 2021 – [Missoula, MT] As part of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, Humanities Montana will be distributing over $500,000 in general operating and project-based grants to Montana’s cultural organizations that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. 

“We know this has been a year of uncertainty and lost revenue for Montana’s cultural organizations,” said Humanities Montana Executive Director Randi Lynn Tanglen, Ph.D. “Our relief grant program was designed to be as straightforward and simple as possible for organizations bringing ideas, stories, and conversations to their communities as Montana recovers from the pandemic.”

The grant program, Sustaining the Humanities Through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP), offers two, distinct granting opportunities. General support grants of up to $10,000 are available for humanities organizations in need of financial relief and recovery support due to the impact of COVID-19 Project grants of up to $20,000 are available to organizations that want to expand access to, redesign, or introduce humanities programs in response to the pandemic. The SHARP relief funds were made available by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The distribution of SHARP grants comes nearly a year after Humanities Montana distributed $419,580 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds. “The success of Humanities Montana’s CARES Act grants taught us that Montana’s cultural institutions are resilient and essential,” Tanglen said. 

Humanities Montana is the state affiliate for the National Endowment for the Humanities


If you would like more information about SHARP Grants, please email Kim Anderson at or visit the Humanities Montana website.