The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced $84 million in grants for 1,144 projects, including 62 for literary arts organizations, worth a total of $1.4 million.
The NEA noted that while applications for these grants were submitted during the summer of 2019, the NEA worked with organizations to "adjust their projects to meet the new reality created by the pandemic." Several organizations, for instance, have reimagined live events as virtual ones, and have moved numerous activities online.
The largest single grants went to the Academy of American Poets, which received $75,000; the National Book Foundation, which received $70,000; and Poets & Writers, which was given $60,000. All three organizations are based in New York City. A full list of organizations receiving grants is online, and viewers can search individual grants for specific details of each project.
This round of funding is separate from the $75 million in grants the NEA is offering that are tied to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Those grants, for a total of $50,000, are expected to be announced no later than June 30.
Correction: This article initially stated that the National Book Foundation received the largest single grant, omitting the AAP grant.