The Hays Public Library has been awarded a $10,000 CARES Act Relief Grant from Humanities Kansas.


The Humanities Kansas CARES Act Relief grants support cultural organizations that provide humanities programming and are facing financial hardship due to the Coronavirus. The grants provide emergency funds for general operations and staff retention. The library will use the grant funds for salary support.


"We are grateful to Humanities Kansas for supporting the library and other nonprofit organizations during a challenging time," said HPL Communications Coordinator Callie Kolacny.


Funding for these grants has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.


Humanities Kansas is a nonprofit cultural organization connecting communities with history, traditions, and ideas to strengthen civic life.