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National D-Day Memorial one of 110 to receive CARES Act grant

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May 15, 2020
The Virginia Humanities announced $599,500 in grants to 110 museums, libraries, historical societies, and other cultural nonprofit organizations across the state. The grants, part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by Congress in March, are designed to provide emergency operating funds to humanities-based organizations that are struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 “We’re grateful to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), NEH Chairman Jon Peede, and Congress for their support of the public humanities in the CARES Act, especially as Virginia’s cultural organizations face financial hardship during this time,” said Matthew Gibson, Virginia Humanities’ executive director. “To have a meaningful impact, we aimed to distribute these funds as quickly and as equitably as possible.”

All applicants that met the eligibility criteria received a grant. Award amounts ranged from $1,000 – $10,000 and were based on each organization’s average annual operating budget.

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