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Governor Laura Kelly announces new grant program designed to help non-profits recover from pandemic

Funding for the program comes from the 2021 Federal American Rescue Plan Act

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced today a new grant program designed to help non-profit arts organizations in Kansas recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Short-Term Operation Support program provides immediate on-time grants to arts non-profits facing financial hardship due to unforeseen circumstances beyond their control.

Funding for this program comes for the National Endowment for the Arts through the 2021 Federal American Rescue Plan Act.

$54 million has been allocated for 62 state and regional agencies to grant.

Funding can be used for the following: Salary support; fees to support the services of contractual personnel for specific activities required as part of annual organizational operations; Facility operational costs such as rent and utilities; Costs associated with health and safety supplies for staff and/or visitors; Marketing and promotion costs.

Applications are open through September 4, 2021.

Click here for more information on qualifications and how to apply.

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