Oklahoma Humanities recently awarded the Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry a $3,450 grant to enable the museum and rummage store to continue to pay expenses while closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This H.O.P.E. grant consists of federal funds made available by a national cultural stimulus package from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The funds are intended to be used for emergency general operating support and staff retention in the humanities and cultural sectors. ROMP will use the funds to pay for rent, insurance, utilities, and upkeep of the museum, the poet’s retreat, and the rummage store.
ROMP wishes to thank everyone at the NEH and the OH for their continued support of our programs. OH has been particularly supportive of ROMP’s work in developing arts outreach activities and events in our rural part of the state and also to enable us to continue offering free online classes, workshops and contests that reach people around the world.
All of the Oklahoma nonprofits who received funding can be found at the OH website at this page: https://www.okhumanities.org/page/hope-grants