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Humanities Council announces awards

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Humanities Council recently awarded 19 new grants to nonprofit organizations in West Virginia that support educational programming. The Humanities Council is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and serves West Virginia through grants and direct programs in the humanities, budgeting over $800,000 for such projects each year.

Major grants are designed for projects requesting over $1,500 and up to $20,000, and are awarded twice annually. Minigrants, designed for projects requesting $1,500 or less, are awarded four times per year. The next Humanities Council minigrant deadline is June 1 and the next major grant deadline is September 1.

The West Virginia Humanities Council recently awarded 19 new grants. Among those grants are:

Davis & Elkins College, Randolph County, Humanities at Augusta: Spotlight on American Folklife and Folk Arts, humanities programming.

Friends of Blackwater Inc., Tucker County, Davis West Virginia Industrial History Project, interpretive signs.

Hardy County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Robert Higgins House Phase 2: Create Master Plan, Educational Programs & Community Event.

Interact Children’s Museum, Randolph County, A World of Fun, traveling exhibit.

Preservation Alliance of West Virginia Inc., Randolph County, Frances Benjamin Johnston: West Virginia Icon, traveling exhibit.

For more information about the West Virginia Humanities Council grants program contact Humanities Council grants administrator Erin Riebe at 304-346-8500 or via email at riebe@wvhumanities.org. Grant guidelines and applications are available on the Humanities Council website, www.wvhumanities.org.

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