Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs announces more than $2.4M in federal grants available
The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs has announced three new funding opportunities to help put the state’s arts, culture, history and creative sectors back to work and to launch innovative programs in the humanities. In total, the department has received nearly $2.4 million through its partnerships with two federal agencies, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. and federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act, which was enacted in March. American Rescue Plan Arts Grants are intended to reinvigorate arts and culture in communities across the state by supporting jobs and putting Iowa’s creative sector back to work. The department and its divisions – the State Historical Society, State Historic Preservation Office, the interim Iowa Humanities Council, Iowa Arts Council and Produce Iowa: State Office of Media Production – will administer the new grants. Details and information about how to apply for the grants can be found at this page on the department’s website.