Four local organizations receive NC Humanities funding

Published 8:38 am Tuesday, October 12, 2021

North Carolina Humanities has awarded a total of $1,271,060 in American Rescue Plan Humanities Grants to 90 North Carolina cultural organizations.

The 90 grantees represent a broad range of cultural nonprofit organizations and public agencies, including regional museums, local historical societies, community groups and libraries, which will use the funds to support their operational costs and restart or create new humanities programs to reconnect communities.

Four organizations in northeastern North Carolina received funding. Granted operating support are Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City ($20,000) and Outer Banks Conservationists in Manteo ($20,000). Receiving project support are First Colony Foundation in Manteo ($12,250) and Historic Jarvisburg Colored School in Jarvisburg ($5,214).

Funding for North Carolina Humanities American Rescue Plan Humanities Grants was provided to North Carolina Humanities by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, approved by Congress and signed into law by President Biden in March.

These grants were over and above North Carolina Humanities’ normal grant funding opportunities. To learn more about North Carolina Humanities’ other grants and programs, visit nchumanities.org.

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