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CARES Act Recover Grants

CARES Act Recover Grant Recipients

Congratulations to all of our CARES Act Recover grant recipients.  Funding for these grants has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.

Afro-American Historical Society of Delaware Greenbank Mills & Philips Farm Overfalls Foundation
Chinese American Community Center Historic Odessa Foundation Port Penn Area Historical Society
Corbit-Calloway Memorial Library Iron Hill Museum & Science Center / Delaware Academy of Science, Inc. Preservation Delaware, Inc
Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village Jewish Historical Society of Delaware Quaker Hill Historic Preservation Foundation
Delaware City Library Lewes Historical Society Rehoboth Beach Historical Society and Museum
Delaware Historical Society Lewes Public Library Rehoboth Beach Public Library
Delaware Public Media Milford Museum Selbyville Public Library
Delaware Shakespeare Milton Historical Society The Arden Club Inc.
Fort Miles Historical Association New Castle Historical Society Wilmington & Western Railroad
Frankford Public Library Ocean View Historical Society Wilmington Public Library
Friends of Auburn Heights/Marshall Steam Museum Old Swedes Foundation of DE, Inc.  
Greater Harrington Historical Society One Village Alliance  
CARES Grant Information
Grant Summary

Through the CARES Act and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Delaware Humanities awarded funds which were available for redistribution to organizations committed to the humanities that have faced financial hardship due to the coronavirus.

  • These grants were for up to $10,000.
  • These grants were for operating expenses only.  No match is required. Please see NEH Restrictions below for additional limitations on use of funding.
  • Delaware Humanities is no longer awarding CARES Recover grants.
  • Organizations will be required to sign a Grant Agreement upon notification of funding and submit a Final Report by September 30, 2020.  Organizations will be required submit photographs.  Delaware Humanities may also request occasional progress reports.


To apply, you must:

1. Be an organization with a demonstrated commitment to programming in humanities content areas. Need more information on what are the humanities? Visit our website.

2. Be a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered in the state of Delaware.

3. Have a DUNS number.

4. Be experiencing financial hardship due to the impact of coronavirus.

Universities, colleges, K-12 institutions, government agencies, religious organizations, and individuals are NOT eligible to receive funding.

Funding Priorities

Delaware Humanities is accepting applications from any eligible organization.  However, our funding priorities include but are not limited to organizations:

1. Ineligible for other forms of state or federal funding.

2. With annual operating budgets of less than $500,000 a year.

How to Apply

Applications are no longer being accepted.  Current grantees can access their account through our Foundant grant application system.


Staff is currently working remotely.  Complete the Contact us form with any questions, or call Delaware Humanities at 302-657-0650 and leave your message with Ciera Fisher at extension x112.  Your phone call will be returned within 24 business hours.

Other Resources

Delaware H.E.L.P. Emergency Loans

DANA Resource Page – COVID-19 Related Funding for Nonprofits


NEH Restrictions

Grant funds cannot be used for any of the following purposes:  

  • Activities that promote a particular political, religious or ideological point of view
  • Advocacy of a particular program of social or political action
  • Support of specific public policies or legislation
  • Lobbying
  • Projects that fall outside of the humanities
  • Purchase of land or facilities, construction or renovation
  • Purchase of food or beverages (including alcohol)
  • Archival acquisitions
  • Prizes, awards or scholarships
  • Foreign travel
  • Fundraising
  • Endowment contributions
  • Regranting of funds


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