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Message for Grantees Regarding COVID-19

Mass Humanities believes that public health and safety are top priorities. At this time, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been detected in nearly 100 countries around the globe. Several cases have now been confirmed in our region and Governor Baker has declared a state of emergency.

Mass Humanities understands the pressures this situation puts on our many partners, grantees, and their audiences. Effective today, if any public humanities events funded by Mass Humanities need to be canceled or rescheduled due to public health concerns, grantees and programming partners should feel empowered to make decisions that meet the needs of their public audiences. 

Mass Humanities will honor grant agreements with organizations that postpone or cancel due to public health concerns. We also support organizers reformatting their events for remote engagement. We ask all organizations to provide updates regarding postponements, cancellations, new formats, and revised budgets to Mass Humanities, so we are able to update our records and calendars. 

You can easily request extensions to your grant or submit significant programmatic changes by logging in here

You can update your events on our calendar here.  

Feel free reach out to your Mass Humanities program officer if you have questions.

We are monitoring the situation carefully and will provide any updates as they becomes available. In the meantime, resources are available from the State of Massachusetts, Center for Disease Control, Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, and the American Alliance of Museums

Mass Humanities will continue to provide resources as they become available. 

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