American Rescue Plan Funded a Writing Scholarship for ‘Non-Binary’ 13-Year-Olds, Muslim Jazz Series in New York

American Rescue Plan Funded a Writing Scholarship for ‘Non-Binary’ 13-Year-Olds, Muslim Jazz Series in New York

thousands of dollars of by President Biden The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act funded a writing grant aimed at “non-binary” 13-year-olds and a Muslim jazz music series, among dozens of other humanities projects in New York that are apparently unrelated to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The PRA Law, which Democrats approved in March 2021 without any Republican support, was listed by the Democratic Party as an economic necessity for the country to overcome the pandemic. The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), which received $135 million from the plan, announced in June 2021 that it had allocated $51.6 million in ARP funds for “state and jurisdictional humanities councils and interim partners to support the recovery and reopening of humanities organizations and programs across the country.

Months later, Humanities New York Distributed more than $360,000 in ARP funding for dozens of organizations, including a $10,000 grant to Urban Word NYC to launch three literary arts scholarships for underserved youth. One of the taxpayer-funded scholarships, Black Girl Magic Fellowship, is a series “for non-binary girls and young women between the ages of 13 and 19 residing in New York and New Jersey, focused on their development as writers, building their self-esteem and addressing issues that matter most to them,” according to the Urban Word website.

President Biden speaks during an event on the American Rescue Plan in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 12, 2021 in Washington, DC

President Biden speaks during an event on the American Rescue Plan in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 12, 2021 in Washington, DC
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Humanities New York awarded another ARP grant of $10,000 to the National Jazz Museum in Harlem to create a five-part music series on the influence of islam and muslims in jazz

“This ongoing series highlights the contributions of Islam and Muslims in the birth and continued growth of jazz,” states the National Jazz Museum website. “These discussions and concerts are instrumental in changing conversations and attitudes about ‘belonging’ in jazz history for Muslims and other marginalized groups.”

MILLIONS FROM BIDEN’S COVID RELIEF BILL WENT TO MUSEUMS, COLLEGE PROGRAMS ADVANCING SOCIAL AND CLIMATE JUSTICE

Humanities New York awarded another $10,000 ARP grant to Roots Wounds Words to create a series of talks intended to provide Black, Indigenous, and people of color storytellers “opportunities to deepen their literary craft in genres such as creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry , screenwriting, and more.”

President Biden signs the American Rescue Plan, a coronavirus relief package, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Washington.

President Biden signs the American Rescue Plan, a coronavirus relief package, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Washington.
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Humanities New York awarded another $10,000 ARP grant to the Pan American Museum Foundation to “explore how racial diversity changed the airline industry.”

Another nearly $10,000 went toward creating a “cultural sensitivity training” program at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, and another $9,425 went to Seven Generations of Stewards to host a festival on “culture, history, food, and social issues.” of Native Americans,” to name just a few.

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Fox News Digital has reported extensively on the millions in ARP funds that have funded climate and social justice programs across the country that have virtually nothing to do with pandemic relief.

For example, the NEH awarded the Oral History Association $825,000 in ARP funds for a grant-making project entitled “Diversifying Oral History Practice: A Fellowship Program for Underemployed/Unemployed Oral Historians,” which provided 11 one-year fellowships of $60,000 each for oral historians “from communities that have been historically marginalized in the field, such as “Indigenous Peoples, People of Color, People with Disabilities, and Working Class People.”

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), flanked by Senate Democrats Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sen. Michael Bennet (D- CO), Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), speak during a press conference on the Child Tax Credit in the Senator Studio on Capitol Hill on Thursday, July 15, 2021. Today, approximately $15 billion begins to be spent on families including nearly 60 million eligible children in the first monthly payment of the increased and expanded Child Tax Credit of the American Rescue Plan that was approved in March.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), flanked by Senate Democrats Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sen. Michael Bennet (D- CO), Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), speak during a press conference on the Child Tax Credit in the Senator Studio on Capitol Hill on Thursday, July 15, 2021. Today, approximately $15 billion begins to be spent on families including nearly 60 million eligible children in the first monthly payment of the increased and expanded Child Tax Credit of the American Rescue Plan that was approved in March.
(Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

The NEH awarded another $499,023 to the University of Montana for multiple programs on racial justice, including a series of public lectures on “racial justice, death, and indigenous knowledge.”

The Institute for the History of Science in Philadelphia received $359,097 from the NEH to create a “multi-platform project exploring the historical roots and persistent legacies of racism in American science and medicine.” The same institute previously received a $1,230,100 Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan on April 14, 2020.

Another $200,000 in ARP funding went to the Chicago Humanities Festival to create “six humanities programs on racial justice, gender equality, and building an inclusive society.” The group previously received a total of $778,236 from two PPP loans between April 2020 and January 2021.

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Many economists have blamed the ARP for overheating the economy and contributing to the current inflationary crisiswhich reached a whopping 8.2% last month.

NEH and Humanities New York did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Fox News Digital.

New York is just one of many states that have awarded ARP funds to humanities projects, including Illinois, Delaware, Idaho and Pennsylvania, according to documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request and shared with Fox News Digital.

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