Programs & Models



Jann Mylet

Director of Development and Communications
(907) 272-5302

For 40 years, the Forum has invested in Alaska artists, writers, historians, filmmakers, and community conveners. This funding fuels creative projects that share and preserve the stories of people across the state and explore what it means to be Alaskan.


The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has received $75 million in supplemental funding to assist cultural institutions and humanists affected by the coronavirus as part of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act economic stabilization plan.

Approximately 40 percent of the appropriation, or $30 million, will go directly to the 56 state and jurisdictional humanities councils, based on the standard population formula used for their annual appropriation, to support local cultural nonprofits and educational programming. 


The Alaska Humanities Forum, as Alaska's state humanities council, is currently creating a plan to assess areas of need and to develop an equitable application process for distributing the funds.  We are also reevaluating our annual grant process as a result of this new NEH funding and the economic effects of COVID-19. 

We will provide information on this page about these grant opportunities as soon as it is available.

The remainder of the supplemental funding received by NEH is available as emergency funding to support at-risk humanities positions and projects at museums, libraries and archives, historic sites, colleges and universities, and other cultural nonprofits that have been financially impacted by the coronavirus.  Further information is available in the Supplemental Funding FAQ on the NEH website.