The total represents a modest increase from the $28.4 million that was doled out to 239 projects in 2021.
The bill exceeds the respective $75 million allocated to the NEA and NEH in the Trump administration’s 2020 CARES Act.
One grant will fund the restoration of a Christopher Columbus statue rolled into the harbor by protesters; another will fund the creation of a Frederick Douglass monument.
The National Endowment for the Humanities will offer emergency grants of up to $300,000 to organizations across the country.
While leading museum associations petitioned Congress for $4 billion to buoy nonprofit museums, today Trump signed the controversial stimulus bill, promising the NEA and NEH a respective $75 million.
To illustrate the vitality of the National Endowment for the Arts, artist Tega Brain created a website that gathers all the projects the agency funded in 2016.
One petition shows only 44 signatures, the other 734. Based on social media sharing, neither seems to be accurate.