The Crow Language Consortium (CLC) has received $10,000 through Humanities Montana’s Sustaining the Humanities Through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) grant program. This rapid-response funding provides general operating support to the state’s museums, historic sites, and other humanities-focused nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 health crisis.
“This funding is vital for the Crow Language Consortium to continue its work supporting the Crow community and the Crow language. More importantly, American Rescue Plan funding through Montana Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities is instrumental in helping us and Montana’s other cultural organizations and institutions adapt our programming to continue to serve our communities safely,” said CLC in a press release.
The funds are part of the $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package, the American Rescue Plan, passed by Congress in March, to combat and recover from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Rescue Plan allotted $135 million (.0071%) of the funds to go to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the Strengthening the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan Act (SHARP) initiative, approximately $51.6 million of which was sent to fifty-six state and territorial humanities councils to redistribute to humanities nonprofit organizations in need.
The distribution of SHARP grants comes nearly a year after Humanities Montana distributed $419,080 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds.
“The success of Humanities Montana’s CARES Act grants taught us that Montana’s cultural institutions are resilient and essential,” Humanities Montana’s executive director Randi LynnTanglen said.
For more information about the CLC, visit www.crowlanguage.org.