Michigan H.O.P.E.
Grants Announcement
April 20, 2020
Michigan Humanities Organizations
Pandemic Emergency (H.O.P.E.) Grants
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan Humanities is providing emergency CARES Act funding to museums, libraries, archives, historic sites, and other humanities-focused nonprofits impacted by the pandemic throughout Michigan.

Michigan Humanities Organizations Pandemic Emergency (H.O.P.E.) Grants of up to $10,000 are now available to provide general operating support with an emphasis on maintaining personnel.
Michigan H.O.P.E. Grant FAQs
Who is eligible?
The applicant organization must be a nonprofit authorized to operate in the state of Michigan. The organization need not be incorporated and may be a public agency. Individuals are not eligible.

What amount of funding is available?
Applicants may apply for up to $10,000 in Michigan H.O.P.E grant funding. The actual amount awarded might be less than amount requested and will be determined by the MI H.O.P.E. grant review committee. No matching funds are required for Michigan H.O.P.E. grants.

When and how can my organization apply?
The online application is now open via Michigan Humanities' grant and program online portal. Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis beginning the week of April 27, 2020. Organizations will receive an award notification within two weeks of submitting an application.

For questions about Michigan H.O.P.E. Grants, please contact James Nelson, Director of Grants, at  jnelson@mihumanities.org .

Michigan H.O.P.E. Grants information meeting
At 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 23 , join Michigan Humanities staff members to learn about the Michigan H.O.P.E. Grant opportunities. This information meeting will be held via Zoom and include details about funding eligibility, an overview of the application process, and time for questions from meeting attendees. Registration is required.

  • Please limit one registrant per organization if at all possible.

  • The Zoom link and password will be sent to you following registration.

  • The meeting will be recorded and available for viewing.
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