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CARES Act Application

For optimal experience, please use a desktop or laptop computer to fill out your grant application.

The application window for HK CARES Act grants closed on June 14, 2020. HK is no longer accepting applications for the CARES Act grants.



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Sponsoring Organization


This is the organization submitting the application. The sponsor organization is responsible for overseeing the grant. The organization must be a non-profit located in Kansas.

Project Director


This person is responsible for management of the project and will submit final reports. All official correspondence and contracts will be sent to this person.

Fiscal Officer


This person is responsible for accounting of grant funds and cost share. The Fiscal Officer cannot serve as the Project Director.

Project Narrative


Estimate how many people your organization serves annually (in a typical year). This number includes in-person public events, media broadcasts, web-based activities, or a combination of all three.

Budget Form

Use the budget form below to provide a clear description of your request. Applicants are not required to provide cost share, but reporting cost share helps Humanities Kansas to meet its dollar-for-dollar matching requirement for federal funding. We encourage you to report cost-share for your project to help us meet our federal match. Organizations may use other federal dollars. non-federal income, and donated goods and services that are not funded by this grant as cost-share.

The budget form indicates what is to be funded with the grant and what is cost share. The left column lists expenses you would like Humanities Kansas to cover through the grant. The middle column lists expenses covered through cost share (you are not required to fill out this column). The right column shows total costs.

Requests are limited to salaries and wages for personnel for full-time, part-time and contractual personnel, as well as utilities and rent.

Organizations with an annual budget less than $100,000 may request up to $10,000.

Organizations with an annual budget between $100,000-$500,000 may request up to $15,000.

Organizations with an annual budget more than $500,000 may request up to $20,000.

Salaried and Contract Staff
"Salaried and contract staff can include salary support, full or partial, for positions critical to the cultural organization’s mission for up to two months. This includes both full and part-time staff members and the request can include benefits. Funds must be used immediately.


Salaried and Contract Staff




Cost Share Benefits


Rent and Utilities


Cost Share Rent and Utilities


Other (Specify)


Cost Other (Specify)




All applicants are required to upload a photo to be used for promotional purposes if the application is awarded funds and a copy of your organization's most recent annual budget. Images should be a maximum of 1 MB in size. (JPG, PNG, GIF, PDF)

Please use a desktop or laptop computer if you encounter issues uploading files from your mobile device. Upload

Please use a desktop or laptop computer if you encounter issues uploading files from your mobile device. Upload
Authorizing Official and Submit


Enter the name of the person (such as president, dean, or executive director) who is authorized to approve an application on the organization’s behalf and who will agree to comply with the certifications below.

Entering your information below indicates that the statements contained in this application are true and correct to the best of your knowledge and belief. Your entered name also certifies that the Sponsoring Organization is in compliance with the provision on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Americans with Disabilities Act; the Age Discrimination Act of 1973; Labor Standards under Sections 5(i) and 7(g) of the National Foundation of the Arts and Humanities Act of 1965; and the regulations issued pursuant thereto by the National Endowment for the Humanities (Code of Federal Regulations, Title 45, Chapter XI). The entered name also certifies the sponsoring organization is not debarred, suspended, or otherwise excluded from or ineligible for participation in federal assistance programs in violation of the regulations implementing Executive Order 12549 "Debarment and Suspension."


If you do not hear from Humanities Kansas within 10 working days from submission of your request, please call 785-357-0359.

Prior to submitting, please print a copy of this application for your records