The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced $40.3 million in new CARES Act economic stabilization grants to support essential operations at more than 300 cultural institutions across the country.
Texas was awarded over $2 million.
As a state and jurisdictional humanities council, Humanities Texas received $1,072,800 to distribute as emergency relief to cultural institutions affected by the coronavirus.
And $1,005,663 was awarded to nine organizations across the state.
In Austin, Mexic-Arte Museum received $100,000 for the retention of five jobs, the hiring of a contractor, and stipends for five humanities scholars to catalog and digitize a collection of over 800 recently acquired artworks and reference materials focusing on the U.S./Mexico Border and to develop an online exhibition and educational program using the collection.
Texas Folklife Resources, which is based in Austin, received $50,000 for the retention of five full-time staff and creation of five additional staff and contractor positions to digitize archival collections and to develop map-based online exhibits.
Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts received $175,000 to create digital experiences about a newly-constructed building dedicated to displaying modern and contemporary art.
And the University of Houston was awarded $135,687 for the retention of the three leadership roles of the Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage program.
The University of Dallas received $299,068 for the retention of 22 positions in the core curriculum, language and literature courses, journalism, and a writing lab.
See a complete list of NEH grants at neh.gov.