COLUMBUS – Ohio Humanities has announced the Public Humanities Recovery Grant Program, a special one-time funding opportunity to provide support to public humanities organizations across the state seeking to serve public audiences in 2021. Eligible projects include public humanities events, digital projects, efforts to provide social distancing measures at cultural sites, and more.

“The cultural sector continues to be challenged by the economic effects of the COVID-19 crisis,” said Ohio Humanities Executive Director Pat Williamsen in a news release. “Ohio Humanities is dedicated to helping mitigate the effects of the pandemic on public humanities organizations by continuing to support our partners as they bring humanities programming to Ohioans.”

Application deadlines for the grant program align with Ohio Humanities’ regular quarterly grant cycle for the spring and summer of 2021. First-round applications are due on March 26, with drafts due by March 8, for projects with start dates after May 17. Second-round applications are due on June 7, with drafts due by May 10, for projects with start dates after Aug. 15.

To learn more about Ohio Humanities grant opportunities, and for more information about Recovery Grants, please visit For assistance navigating the Recovery Grant application process, please contact Ohio Humanities at

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