Provide grants of up to $250 to Nebraska organizations to hire licensed American Sign Language interpreters for arts events, such as live music, dance or theatre performances, cultural events and exhibits at museums or other venues.
Priority will be given to organizations and communities that face challenges regarding access to arts or cultural programs due to geography, economic conditions, ethnic background or disability. Funds are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until all available funds are awarded.
Eligibility: Nebraska nonprofit organizations, subdivision of government, school or religious organization with appropriate legal status.
Grant Amount: $250 maximum
Deadline: At least four weeks prior to the event date.
Contact: Anne Alston // 402.595.2196
Note: ASL Interpreters for the Arts grant applications are submitted via email. Complete the application and send as an email attachment from the organization's executive director or school's principal to NAC Grants.
Where to locate ASL Interpreters: The Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing offers a service to assist you in your search for sign language interpreters. You can contact the Interpreter Referral staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or (402) 471-3593 (statewide 1 (800) 545-6244).