Vermont Humanities

Covid-19 Grants

Group on tour in snowy Burlington

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic upended life for all Vermonters and people around the world.

We are focused on helping those most affected by the pandemic, including individuals and organizations in our statewide cultural sector. Our partner in this effort is the Vermont Arts Council.

Through our joint Vermont Covid-19 Cultural Recovery Grant Program we have provided in 2021 $1.16 million in funding to arts and humanities organizations facing financial hardship due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Funding for this program was provided primarily from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

A young Black man and an older European woman playing a board game together

2021 Cultural Recovery Grant Recipients

A list of organizations that have received awards in the two rounds of the Vermont Covid-19 Cultural Recovery Grant Program in 2021. Includes a link to the Pandemic Recovery in Vermont’s Cultural Sector brochure.

Group of women in masks and sashes on stage

2020 Emergency Relief Grant Recipients

Organizations that received Emergency Relief Grants from the Vermont Covid-19 Cultural Relief Grant Program in 2020. Includes a link to the CARES Act Report brochure.

An orange and white life preserver hangs on a dock overlooking water with a green forest in the background - photo credit Virginia State Parks Flickr

Employee Retention Tax Credit Program Webinar with Cynthia Moore

In this webinar recorded on Thursday, May 4th, Cynthia Moore of Project Fairy Godmother introduces the Employee Retention Tax Credit program and the process for evaluating eligibility and claiming the credit. She also shares some case studies of other organizations that have qualified to provide examples of pathways to eligibility.

Vermont Humanities*** December 10, 2021