Ohio Humanities Receives $1 Million in State Funding

Ohio Humanities announced that it will receive $1 million in state CARES funding allocated in Ohio House Bill (HB) 110, the state’s biennial budget for 2022-2023, to provide relief grants for cultural organizations and programs impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As Ohio’s public humanities sector leader, we are grateful to House Speaker Robert Cupp, Senate President Matt Huffman, and all our partners in the Ohio Legislature for their support of cultural institutions and programs throughout the state,” said Ohio Humanities Executive Director Rebecca Brown Asmo. “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on the organizations and community groups that help Ohioans better understand each other by exploring our culture, history, and traditions. This funding will provide operating support to the communities and organizations doing this vital work throughout our state.

The bill’s passage marks the first time Ohio Humanities has received direct support from the state of Ohio. Governor DeWine signed the bill into law Wednesday.

For more than 50 years, Ohio Humanities has supported the humanities in Ohio by providing grants and developing programs that help Ohioans better understand our past, connect with each other in the present, and envision a better future.

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