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State council announces grant deadlines

July 7, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

The West Virginia Humanities Council, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, serves West Virginia through grants and direct programs in the humanities.

The West Virginia Humanities Council budgets more than $600,000 for grants and programs each year. A variety of major grants and minigrants are offered to nonprofit organizations that support educational programming. The Humanities Council minigrant deadlines occur every 60 days for projects requesting $1,500 or less. The next two minigrant deadlines are Aug. 1 and Oct. 1.

The West Virginia Humanities Council recently awarded six new minigrants:

Ohio County Public Library, "Wheeling Arts Fest 2012," (Ohio County);

Troy Elementary School, "History Hitting the Road at Troy Elementary," (Gilmer County);

West Virginia University Research Corp., "Preserving the Legacy of West Virginia All Black Sports & Academic Hall of Fame," (Monongalia County);

4-H Clubs of Webster County, "History Hitting the Road at the Webster County Fair," (Webster County);

Landmark Studio for the Arts, "Elk River Gathering," (Braxton County); and

Mercer County Schools, "Pure Imagination: The Magic Ticket," (Mercer County).

More information about the West Virginia Humanities Council grants program is available by contacting Humanities Council grants administrator Amy Saunders at 304-346-8500 or

Grant Guidelines and applications are available on the Humanities Council website at



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