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West Virginia Humanities Council announces online grant applications

The West Virginia Humanities Council recently added online grant applications to its website. Applicants may now submit grant applications electronically to the Humanities Council at www.wvhumanities.org/grants/.
Founded in 1974, the Humanities Council budgets more than $600,000 for grants and programs each year for educational programming in history and other fields of the humanities in communities across West Virginia. In the last year, the Council awarded 70 grants and provided funding for more than 250 programs, exhibits and presentations at libraries, museums, colleges and universities, senior centers, and other locations statewide.
Humanities Council grants range from $1,500 (or less) up to $25,000 and support not only educational programming but conferences, exhibits, teacher institutes, pub-lications, documentaries and oppor-tunities for research and independent study as well. The next deadline is the June 1 minigrant deadline for small projects, single events, lectures, small museum exhibits and brochures, consultation needs, and planning for more complex projects. Minigrant applicants may request up to $1,500.
West Virginia nonprofit organi-zations are eligible for Humanities Council grants. The Council encourages proposals from colleges and universities, schools, libraries, historical societies, parks, convention and visitor bureaus, historic sites, museums, civic and service organizations, cultural groups and local government agencies.
For more information, contact grants administrator Erin Riebe at 304-346-8500 or via email at riebe@wvhumanities.org. Grant guidelines are available at www.wvhumanities.org.