IMLS CARES Act Grants for Museums and Libraries support museums and libraries in addressing their communities’ immediate and future needs caused by the pandemic. Projects may focus on preserving jobs, training staff, addressing the digital divide, planning for reopening, or providing technical support and capacity building for digital inclusion and engagement. Applicants are encouraged to prioritize services for high-need communities.
IMLS CARES Act Grants for Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum and Library Services assist tribes and organizations that primarily serve and represent Native Hawaiians in responding to the urgent and future needs of their communities. Applications focused on digital inclusion, technical support, rehiring or retraining staff, reopening planning, and other pandemic-related priorities are welcomed.
The deadline for submitting applications to either funding opportunity is June 12, 2020, with award announcements anticipated in August.
The official news release can be found at https://www.imls.gov/news/15-million-imls-cares-act-grants-now-available-museum-and-library-services.
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) recognizes that many of our partners working remotely are better positioned to engage in remote learning and is therefore pleased to remind you that we offer a variety of distance learning opportunities that may meet your needs.
The ACHP has seven courses available for FREE on the eLearning portal and has just added a 60-minute course, “What Now? Protecting Historic Properties in Disaster Recovery.” It also recently posted an overview of Section 106 highlighting opportunities for Native Hawaiians and Native Hawaiian Organizations to participate in the process. Go to https://www.achp.gov/training/elearning to learn how to access the eLearning courses. Or, if you’ve already created an account, go directly to https://achp.golearnportal.org/ to begin learning today!
In May 2020, we’re offering a FREE Stay-at-Home Webinar Series of four webinars to introduce decision makers, project managers, consulting parties, and others with limited experience to the principle requirements of Section 106 review. The schedule for the series is as follows:
- May 7 – 3 pm Eastern time – What is Section 106? A blended learning Q&A
- May 14 – 3 pm Eastern time – Defining the Area of Potential Effect
- May 21 – 3 pm Eastern time – e106 and Section 106 Documentation
- May 28 – 3 pm Eastern time – Planning for Successful Section 106 Agreements
Find out more and register for one or all four of the webinars at https://www.achp.gov/training/webinars.
The ACHP is always working to improve its Section 106 training offerings. If you have any questions or suggestions, please send an email to email@example.com. We look forward to you taking advantage of these opportunities.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is accepting applications for the NEH CARES: Cultural Organizations program. The purpose of this emergency relief program is to assist institutions and organizations working in the humanities that have been affected by the coronavirus. In keeping with Congress’s intent in enacting the CARES Act, proposals for short-term activities should emphasize retaining or hiring humanities staff. Eligible applicants include U.S. nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, public and 501(c)(3) accredited institutions of higher education, state and local governmental agencies, and federally recognized Native American tribal governments. For more information, visit https://www.neh.gov/news/neh-offers-emergency-relief-funding-cultural-institutions-affected-coronavirus. The deadline to apply is May 11, 2020, so do not delay!
Information on Payroll Protection Program (also available to 501c3 nonprofits).
PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM (PPP) INFORMATION SHEET: BORROWERS
Paycheck Protection Program: Application Form
March 31 Speaker Pelosi’s Toolkit outlining recent legislation aimed to reduce the economic effects of COVID-19
Advisory Council for Historic Preservation issues extension for use of emergency Section 106 procedures
ACHP letter extending time period when HUD can use the emergency provisons of Section 106 for the review of projects directly responding to emergency and disaster declarations on the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).