National Endowment for the Humanities Announces New Grants

(August 15, 2019)

An animated short documentary series about female trailblazers in the Progressive Era, a biography of Sacagawea and a project analyzing materials excavated from the overseer’s quarters at James Madison’s Montpelier estate in Virginia are among the 215 recipients of new grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The grants, which make up the third and final round of funding for the fiscal year, total $29 million, and will support projects in 45 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. An additional $48 million was awarded to the national network of state and territorial humanities councils for annual operating support.

“As the nation prepares to commemorate its 250th anniversary in 2026, N.E.H. is proud to help lay the foundations for public engagement with America’s past by funding projects that safeguard cultural heritage and advance our understanding of the events, ideas and people that have shaped our nation,” Jon Parrish Peede, the endowment’s chairman, said in a statement.

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