Information on American Rescue Plan Grants Available to Museums

Posted by OMA on 06/07/2021
Information on American Rescue Plan Grants Available to Museums
Oklahoma Humanities (OH) Offers ARP Emergency Relief Funding to Cultural Institutions
First-come, first-served, apply today!
Oklahoma Humanities (OH) announced an initiative to rapidly distribute approximately $660,000 in American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act funding to cultural organizations and educational institutions impacted by the pandemic. OH will provide recovery funding for general operating expenses to museums, archives, historic sites, and other nonprofits with awards of up to $15,000 to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from the pandemic. Operational expenses include but are not limited to: staff retention (salaries and benefits), rent or mortgage, utilities, and supplies. 
The online application opened June 1 and is available on the OH website ( It will run through July 1 or until funds are expended. OH especially encourages applications from rural, underserved, and minority-serving institutions and organizations. Grant funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible applicants.
Questions about this grant program should be directed to Senior Program Officer Kelly Burns at [email protected]g.
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Offers ARP Grants
Deadline to submit is June 28
The IMLS American Rescue Plan grants program supports museum and library services in addressing community needs created or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and in assisting with recovery. Projects may continue, enhance, or expand existing programs and services, or they may launch new ones to address emergent needs and unexpected hardships. More information here and notice of funding opportunity here
Additional Information on ARP Grants
National Endowment for the Humanities (deadline passed)
National Endowment for the Arts - more information here
Oklahoma Department of Libraries - to be announced
Oklahoma Arts Council - to be announced