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CARES Act Emergency Operating Grants Awarded
The statewide South Dakota Humanities Council has awarded $42,000 to cultural organizations struggling to maintain operations during the coronavirus pandemic.
The deadline was June 30 for the first funding round of the South Dakota Humanities Council CARES Act Grant, which provides unrestricted operating support, humanities program support, or both to qualifying organizations impacted by COVID-19. A total of $42,210 was awarded to five organizations in four counties. Numerous other applications are pending committee approval.
The SDHC may hold a second round of funding for the SDHC CARES Act Grant, which during its first round offered up to $10,000 per organization to maintain essential functions and retain core personnel.
COVID 19 Response for SDHC Events & Programs
The South Dakota Humanities Council believes that public health and safety are top priorities and, as such, has outlined a policy for upcoming programs and events in light of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
July 2, 2020
June 19, 2020
South Dakota Humanities Council
The South Dakota Humanities Council (SDHC), founded in 1972 in response to an act of Congress, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and the only cultural organization in the state whose sole mission is to deliver humanities programming to the people of South Dakota. Our vision is to "lead statewide advocacy for the humanities, working with other partners to foster literary and civic engagement." This programming vision forms the core mission:
The South Dakota Humanities Council celebrates literature, promotes civil conversation, and tells the stories that define our state.
The goal should be that everybody gets a chance to read great books and participate in the richness that humanities brings us.