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COVID-19 Emergency SHARP Grants
General Operating Support Grant Application

How to use this form:
  • Please make sure you have read and understood the grant guidelines on our website before applying. Applications are due August 27, 2021 at 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time
  • There are three pages of this form. Page 2 is a budget worksheet. Page 3 is final agreements. Because of required field rules, you will only be able to move to a new page when all required fields are filled in. You may enter temporary data in a field and return to it at a later time.
  • You can save this application and resume later by clicking the checkbox at the top of this form.  * PLEASE FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY TO SAVE YOUR FORM. * Do not lose your password.  Make sure to save the email that you receive when you save the form. 

  • You will be uploading files to this application.  Every file should be named clearly with both your organization's name and what the file is. 

  • Use the tab key to enter data and move between cells

You are NOT eligible to apply for a SHARP General Operating Grant. Please look at the SHARP Project Support Grants to see if you are eligible for them instead.

You are NOT eligible for a SHARP Grant.  If you have any questions please reach out to grants@oregonhumanities.org
Organization Information

Enter using the format "name.org" ... Please do NOT use http or www

Applicants must have a 2021 operating budget under $1,500,000 unless the applicant is a federally recognized Native American tribal government.

Funding Request, Needs, and Intended Use

Maximum is $20,000.  Do not enter a comma.


Based on this answer, your organization is not eligible for a SHARP Grant.  Please do not submit this application. If you have any questions, save this application, and reach out to grants@oregonhumanities.org

Grant Manager Information

This individual is considered the primary contact by Oregon Humanities and is responsible for overseeing the program if a grant is awarded.

Authorizing Official
Must be the executive director or board chair and different than the Grant Manager

Name your file: Org Name - IRS Letter

Name your file: Org Name - 2021 Budget

Name your file: Org Name - W-9

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Grant Budget

Please complete this Budget worksheet to show us how your organization would use SHARP funds.

  • Travel Expenses are not allowed
  • Equipment maximum 20% of total grant
  • No indirect expense allowed




Maximum 20% of total grant

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Checklist of Agreements for SHARP General Operating Support Grants

You must agree to all 4 items in order to submit your application

  • unallowable expenses as defined in 2 CFR 200 Subpart E - Cost Principles
  • any indirect costs
  • overlapping project costs with any other pending or approved application(s) for federal funding and/or approved federal awards
  • competitive regranting
  • cancellation costs
  • pre-award costs dating to before March 15, 2021
  • equipment costs in excess of 20% of total project costs
  • equipment
  • travel (both foreign and domestic)
  • construction, purchase of real property, major alteration and renovation
  • environmental sustainability
  • collections acquisition
  • the preservation, organization or description of materials that are not regularly accessible for research, education or public programming
  • promotion of a particular political, religious, or ideological point of view
  • advocacy of a particular program of social or political action
  • support of specific public policies or legislation
  • lobbying
  • fundraising activities
  • activities that fall outside of the humanities and the humanistic social sciences (including the creation or performance of art; creative writing, autobiographies, memoirs, and creative nonfiction; and quantitative social science research or policy studies)


By signing and submitting this application, the executive director of the applicant organization and the program director are providing the applicable federal certifications regarding compliance with nondiscrimination statutes, debarment, and suspension, as follows:

Certification regarding debarment, suspension, ineligibility, and voluntary exclusion—lower-tier covered transactions, 45 CFR 1169

Certification regarding nondiscrimination statutes:

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.)

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 794)

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended (20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq.)

Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended (42 U.S.C. 6101 et seq.)

For further information please visit: https://www.arts.gov/accessibility/accessibility-resources/laws-and-compliance-standards

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