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Humanities Council awards grants

November 19, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

The West Virginia Humanities Council recently awarded 11 grants to several organizations.

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. The Council offers a variety of major and mini grants to nonprofit organizations in West Virginia to support educational programming. Among the recent grant recipients and their projects are:

-Augusta Heritage Center of Davis and Elkins College, "The Mountain Dance Trail Film."

-Pocahontas Communications Cooperative Corporation, "Cedar Grove," radio documentary.

-Pocahontas County Historical Society Educational Fund, "Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Archive Project."

-Pocahontas County Free Libraries, "219 Project," website.

-West Virginia Wesleyan College, "West Virginia Wesleyan College MFA Residency Visiting Writers Series."

Each year, the West Virginia Humanities Council budgets more than $600,000 for grants and programs in the humanities. Major grants are awarded twice annually for projects requesting over $1,500 and up to $25,000. The next major grant deadline is Feb. 1.

For more information about the West Virginia Humanities Council grants program, call Humanities Council grants administrator Amy Saunders at 304-346-8500 or via email at Grant guidelines and applications are available on the Humanities Council website at



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