The Humanities Council and RISCA will also be offering the following grant support options:
- RI CHARG Grant Information Sessions: These 1.5-hour workshops will cover the RI CHARG grant program and process, and provide tips on completing the application. We will also highlight other upcoming grant programs. Both sessions will occur via Zoom and require pre-registration via EventBrite:
- One-on-One Support Sessions: you can sign up for a one-on-one support session with Julia or Todd below. All meetings will occur by Zoom or phone. Times are available in the first and second week of August.
- Drop-in Support Sessions: the week of the grant deadline, the Humanities Council and RISCA will co-host Zoom drop-in hours. For security reasons, pre-registration is required to attend drop-in hours – register using the links below:
Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (Humanities Council) and Rhode Island State Council for the Arts (RISCA) are excited to announce the RI Culture, Humanities and Arts Recovery Grants (RI CHARG), a joint program for $8,000 general operating support grants for Rhode Island cultural, humanities and arts nonprofits. The primary purpose of this grant opportunity is to support eligible nonprofits in “preventing, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from the coronavirus pandemic.” This funding has been provided to the Humanities Council by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and to RISCA by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) as part of the federal American Rescue Plan Act.
All awards made through this program will be $8,000. Applicants will fill out one application, with RISCA and the Humanities Council making funding decisions collaboratively. One non-profit may only receive one grant of $8,000 via the CHARG program from either RISCA or the Humanities Council. Depending on which council the grant comes from, there may be slightly different rules, eligible expenses, and reporting requirements, per the guidelines from the NEH and the NEA. Through this program, the Humanities Council and RISCA may grant up to $968,000 in grants.
The application is open to any organization that fits the program’s eligibility requirements (see Who is eligible to apply?). Should there be a higher number of applications than available grants, the Humanities Council and RISCA will convene panels who will prioritize applications per guidance from the NEA and the NEH, as well as RISCA and the Humanities Council’s shared values (see What are the funding priorities?).