The following message was sent by the New York Council for the Humanities.
When downstate New York was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy many of the state’s cultural organizations sustained major damage: libraries lost collections, historic sites were compromised, and museums were forced to close their doors for extensive clean up. To assist in the recovery efforts for these important community assets, the New York Council for the Humanities is offering grants of up to $1,000 to defray costs for staff members working on storm related clean up.
Any New York State cultural groups that sustained physical damage to buildings, grounds or collections after Sandy is eligible to apply. Organizations that have already received Council grant support in 2012 may also apply, however volunteer-run organizations are not eligible.
How to Apply
Applications for these special grants will be accepted on a rolling basis until January 31, 2012 with notification within four weeks of the receipt of an application. For more information and to submit your application via online form visit http://www.nyhumanities.org/grants/recovery12.php.
We’ve also continue to compile a list of other resources for individuals, organizations and hope this will also help you to receive all the support you need.