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This was a one-time grant program.

From the spring of 2022 through the fall of 2023, the AHA’s Grants to Sustain and Advance the Work of Historical Organizations provided $2.5 million to support 50 small history-related organizations adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants, ranging from $12,000 to $75,000, funded short-term projects that explored new ideas or built on experiments initiated during the pandemic—from virtual programming or online publications to using new technologies or expanding audiences and accessibility. We accepted proposals for both ambitious new initiatives as well as smaller projects that addressed problems that had arisen because of the pandemic. Funded through the National Endowment for the Humanities “Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan“ (SHARP) program, the AHA’s grants supported membership associations, site-based institutions (including online entities), and history departments at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).