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  • $409,810

    New Strategic Directions


    Recipient: (San Francisco, CA 94108 USA) in affiliation with California Council for the Humanities

    Goal: Funding will support documentary media projects and humanities-based civic engagement community discussions.

    Description: The California Council for the Humanities respectfully requests $409,810 in support of new programming directions we will be implementing under our new strategic plan. The directions we are pursuing include support for ??? humanities-based media productions and their distribution ??? issue/theme-based civic dialogue and engagement ??? community-engaged scholars and campus/community partnerships, and ??? public education resource and capacity building. These directions are aligned with our three overarching goals of: ??? Field Building, ??? Knowledge & Meaning Building, and ??? Public Engagement.

    Grant: 199900 / BC-50496-09,   Category: Humanities,   Division: Federal/State Partnership,   Year Awarded: 2009

  • $283,550

    We the People Projects in Texas


    Recipient: Gillette, Michael L (Austin, TX 78701 USA) in affiliation with Humanities Texas (Austin, TX 78701-1506 USA)

    Goal: The development of residential teacher institutes, a poster series, and related education programs to enable Texas teachers to expand their knowledge of American history and culture; travelling exhibitions; radio and television collaborations, and a request for proposals for exhibits, public lectures, media programs, and cultural heritage topics to reach out to the adult, out-of-school public.

    Description: With support from the 2009 We the People Project Grant for State Humanities Councils, Humanities Texas will conduct two major teacher institutes examining important constitutional issues in our nation???s history; distribute a series of posters with related programs and curricular materials supporting U.S. history instruction in Texas schools; issue a request for proposals encouraging organizations across the state to initiate projects exploring ???We the People??? topics and themes; and develop exhibits, public lectures, media programs, and a cultural heritage initiative, all reaching Texas???s adult, out-of-school public, enhancing their understanding of local, state, and national history and culture.

    Grant: 197603 / BC-50468-09,   Category: Humanities,   Division: Federal/State Partnership,   Year Awarded: 2009

  • $252,810

    Together-Book Talk for Kids & Parents: Dual Language Pilot & Expansion


    Recipient: (New York, NY 10038 USA) in affiliation with New York Council for the Humanities

    Goal: Funding will support the expansion of "Together - Book Talk for Kids and Parents," the Council's family reading program, and the development and testing of a dual language model in Spanish and English.

    Description: The New York Council for the Humanitiesâ?? â??Togetherâ??Book Talk for Kids and Parentsâ? is an intergenerational book discussion program that offers a forum for parents and their 9-to-11 year old children to talk about books and ideas at their local library. â??Togetherâ? is co-facilitated by a librarian and a humanities scholar who involve families in discussions about a variety of personal, public, and historic issues through the close reading of selected picture books and novels. The Council requests â??We The Peopleâ? funds to expand the reach of this successful program to New York Stateâ??s growing Latino population by providing a dual language version of the program. The Council would also use â??We The Peopleâ? funds to provide support for those libraries who have completed one â??Togetherâ? series and who wish to continue this program.

    Grant: 199908 / BC-50504-09,   Category: American History,   Division: Federal/State Partnership,   Year Awarded: 2009

  • $235,570

    La Florida: 500 Years of Spanish Legacy in Florida


    Recipient: (St. Petersburg, FL 33701 USA) in affiliation with Florida Humanities Council (St. Petersburg, FL 33701-5005 USA)

    Goal: Funding will support grants, workshops for teachers, an issue of the Council's FORUM magazine, public programs and a website that will explore the topic, "La Florida: 500 Years of Spanish Legacy in Florida."

    Description: Grants, teacher workshops, an issue of FHC???s FORUM magazine, public programs and a website will explore the topic, ???La Florida: 500 Years of Spanish Legacy in Florida.??? Historians, anthropologists, archaeologists, literary scholars, artists, writers, and architects will design resources and programs to provide a deeper understanding of both the historical context and the cultural significance of Florida???s relationship with Spain.

    Grant: 199893 / BC-50489-09,   Category: Interdisciplinary,   Division: Federal/State Partnership,   Year Awarded: 2009

  • $191,460

    We The People Projects - Grants, Road Scholars and Museum on Main Street


    Recipient: (Chicago, IL 60602-3296 USA) in affiliation with Illinois Humanities Council

    Goal: To support IHC's Community Grants Program which funds organizations statewide that develop and present humanities programs for their communities; the Road Scholars Speakers Bureau, and three traveling exhibitions, "Between Fences," "Journey Stories," and "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music," including workshops for teachers.

    Description: The IHC seeks $ $191,460 for We the People in Illinois to develop statewide programs through Museum on Main Street (MoMS), the Road Scholars Speakers Bureau, and grants. These programs will deal with Westward expansion, American roots music, Illinois??? state and national political history, and other important topics in American history and culture. This programming will benefit rural and downstate audiences primarily, though not exclusively.

    Grant: 197593 / BC-50458-09,   Category: Humanities,   Division: Federal/State Partnership,   Year Awarded: 2009

  • $188,560

    Our Stories, Our Future


    Recipient: (Philadelphia, PA 191062616 USA) in affiliation with Pennsylvania Humanities Council (Philadelphia, PA 19106-2607 USA)

    Goal: The "Our Stories, Our Future" initiative through the Speaker's Millennium Lecture, humanities grants, book discussion groups, Commonwealth Speakers, and promotional and media activities.

    Description: The PHC will continue to build on its success connecting America's past in personally meaningful, socially significant ways to the people of Pennsylvania. Programming again will include events like the Speaker's Millennium Lecture, as well as book discussion groups; small and large grants; speakers; and the statewide broadcast of a new television series. The project will serve at least a quarter million people, reaching people in all 67 counties of the state in our final year.

    Grant: 199899 / BC-50495-09,   Category: American History,   Division: Federal/State Partnership,   Year Awarded: 2009

  • $179,630

    We the People in Ohio 2009-2020


    Recipient: (Columbus, OH 43215 USA) in affiliation with Ohio Humanities Council (Columbus, OH 43215-3857 USA)

    Goal: To support the 2009 and 2010 Ohio Chautauquas, including institutes for teachers; the "Gateway to History" website and the annual conference of the Buckeye Council for History Education; Civil War Sesquicentennial planning; Heritage Fellows Documentation Project; a Civic Tourism Initiative with an emphasis on New Deal projects and the WPA Guide to Ohio; the travelling exhibition, "Between Fences;" book festivals in Columbus and Cincinnati; and a variety of programs focused on the Great Depression and the New Deal in Ohio.

    Description: The Ohio Humanities Council will continue to utilize We the People funds for several programs, including the Ohio Chautauqua (the theme in 2009 is "Inventors and Innovators" and in 2010 is "The 1930s"), together with accompanying teachers institutes; support for the "Gateway to History" website and the annual conference of the Buckeye Council for History Education; assisting with the planning for Ohio's commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War; and creating video profiles of Ohio folklore fellows. OHC will emphasize attention to the impact of the Great Depression and New Deal in Ohio through a variety of programs, including media, the internet, exhibits, speaker bureau presentations, and conferences.

    Grant: 197609 / BC-50474-09,   Category: American History,   Division: Federal/State Partnership,   Year Awarded: 2009

  • $166,950

    2009-10 Great Michigan Read


    Recipient: (Lansing, MI 48912 USA) in affiliation with Michigan Humanities Council (Lansing, MI 48912-1270 USA)

    Goal: To support a variety of activities for the 2009-2010 Great Michigan Read, including reader's guides, a teacher's guide, grants for speakers, newspaper inserts, radio and television features and other promotional material. The selected book is "Stealing Buddha's Dinner" by Bich Minh Nguyen.

    Description: The 2009-10 Great Michigan Read is a humanities initiative encouraging the entire state to read the same book. Targeting young adults to seniors, The Great Michigan Read aspires to make reading more accessible and appealing, engaging Michiganians with literature unique to the Great Lakes State while encouraging them to learn more about their state, their history, and their society. The selected title, "Stealing Buddha???s Dinner," by Bich Minh Nguyen, chronicles the author???s migration from Vietnam in 1975 and her coming of age in Grand Rapids, Michigan in the 1980s. Along the way, she struggles to construct her own cultural identity from a menagerie of uniquely American influences. The Council???s programming will encourage people to read Stealing Buddha???s Dinner and use the text to explore three themes: immigration stories, cultural understanding, and contemporary history.

    Grant: 197596 / BC-50461-09,   Category: Literature,   Division: Federal/State Partnership,   Year Awarded: 2009

  • $154,860

    We the People in Georgia 2009


    Recipient: (Atlanta, GA 30303-2915 USA) in affiliation with Georgia Humanities Council

    Goal: The creation of partnerships to sponsor programs that will engage out of school, adult Georgians in learning and reflecting on significant themes in American history and culture. Project components will include teacher professional development, library/literacy programs, community discussions/civic reflection events, and online reference work.

    Description: We the People in Georgia 2009 From July 1, 2009 until December 31, 2010, the Georgia Humanities Council will carry out partnerships to sponsor programs that will engage out of school, adult Georgians in learning about and reflecting on significant themes in American history and culture. Project components will include teacher professional development, library/literacy programs, community discussions/civic reflection events, and an online reference work.

    Grant: 197605 / BC-50470-09,   Category: Humanities,   Division: Federal/State Partnership,   Year Awarded: 2009

  • $153,630

    A DEMOCRATIC VISION: FORMING A MORE PERFECT UNION


    Recipient: (Trenton, NJ 08608 USA) in affiliation with New Jersey Council for the Humanities

    Goal: Funding will support two two-semester Clemente Courses in the Humanities entitled "American Freedom: The History of an Ideal," and two residential summer seminars for K-12 teachers on "Washington and Lincoln: Presidents and Slavery" and "Literature and Democracy."

    Description: A DEMOCRATIC VISION: FORMING A MORE PERFECT UNION has 2 parts: AMERICAN FREEDOM: THE HISTORY OF AN IDEAL (a Clemente course) provides low-income individuals in 2 NJ cities the opportunity to explore the concept of freedom through history, philosophy, art history & literature; 2 seminars for K-12 teachers, WASHINGTON AND LINCOLN: PRESIDENTS AND SLAVERY examines these leaders through their private relationships with slavery; LITERATURE & DEMOCRACY explores the idea of citizenship & its expression by writers from the founding to the present.

    Grant: 199907 / BC-50503-09,   Category: Humanities,   Division: Federal/State Partnership,   Year Awarded: 2009

  • $152,150

    We the People: North Carolina


    Recipient: (Greensboro, NC 27401 USA) in affiliation with North Carolina Humanities Council

    Goal: The development of programs focused on professional development for educators and the promotion of civic discourse and opportunities to participate in open, public conversation. In addition to a teacher institute, this grant will support the Road Scholars speakers bureau, regrants, Council publications, and the initialization of NCHC's participation in the Museum on Main Street travelling exhibition program.

    Description: The North Carolina Humanities Council respectfully requests "We the People" support for the following combination of existing programs: Road Scholars Speakers Bureau, the Teachers Institute, Regrants, selected publications, and Museum on Main Street.

    Grant: 197604 / BC-50469-09,   Category: Humanities,   Division: Federal/State Partnership,   Year Awarded: 2009

  • $141,960

    We the People Projects at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities


    Recipient: Vaughan, Robert C (Charlottesville, VA 22903 USA) in affiliation with Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4629 USA)

    Goal: Funding will support grants and public programs, programs for the 2010 Virginia Festival of the Book, a residential fellowship, and the radio feature, "Folklife Fieldnotes."

    Description: The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) will continue its commitment to the people, history, traditions, and cultures that are integral parts of Virginia's and America's history. VFH will use "We the People" funds to award grants to organizations and to conduct programs of its own that focus on the peoples and parts of history whose contributions might otherwise go unnoted. Building on existing strengths and contacts with numerous constituencies within the state, these programs focus on the complex story of Virginia, past and present, and help establish the context in which Virginians understand themselves in the 21st Century. They address issues of identity and culture and the importance of local history and traditions within a rapidly changing economic and cultural landscape. All VFH programs support the ???We the People??? goal to encourage and enhance the teaching, study, and understanding of American history, culture, and democratic principles.

    Grant: 199903 / BC-50499-09,   Category: Humanities,   Division: Federal/State Partnership,   Year Awarded: 2009

  • $132,140

    Liberty and justice for All, IV


    Recipient: (Northampton, MA 01060 USA) in affiliation with Mass Humanities

    Goal: The creation of a grant program for public humanities projects on the theme "Liberty and Justice for All;" a public symposium, "Soldiers and Citizens: Military and Civic culture in America;" and a film and discussion series marking the 150th anniversary of John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry.

    Description: In FY 2009 Mass Humanities will focus its grant making and programming on its Liberty and Justice for All initiative. We will (1) offer $10K (twice the usual limit) for public humanities projects on the LJA theme, (2) focus our annual symposium on the interplay between military and civilian culture in the U.S., and (3) organize a local history film and discussion series about the use of violence to achieve liberty and justice in the context of the 150th anniversary of John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry.

    Grant: 197607 / BC-50472-09,   Category: Humanities,   Division: Federal/State Partnership,   Year Awarded: 2009

  • $130,450

    We the People Programs 2009-2010


    Recipient: (Indianapolis, IN 46202 USA) in affiliation with Indiana Humanities Council (Indianapolis, IN 46202-2419 USA)

    Goal: The development of the regional forum, "Dynamic Indiana," an online marketplace of ideas on the humanities in Indiana; and programs developed as part of the new statewide initiative, "Food for Thought."

    Description: The Indiana Humanities Council will sponsor We the People programs in 2009-2010 that engage Hoosiers in serious thought and conversation about the state of America and our communities today, as illuminated by regional and national history. The project will have three components: a theme program on "Food for Thought," civic discussions organized as regional forums, and a digital platform to showcase American history and cultural programs in colleges, universities, and public humanities institutions.

    Grant: 197601 / BC-50466-09,   Category: American History,   Division: Federal/State Partnership,   Year Awarded: 2009

  • $130,130

    We The People Across Washington State


    Recipient: (Seattle, WA 98101-2825 USA) in affiliation with Humanities Washington

    Goal: To support regrants of up to $10,000 for locally-initiated humanities projects that address topics in American history and culture.

    Description: Humanities Washington will use its 2009 We the People grant to provide funding for our re-grants program. Through reading programs and film festivals, exhibits, lectures, websites and other projects, re-grants provide needed dollars to support community based initiatives around the state of Washington. These projects help Washington State residents foster a deeper understanding of American culture, institutions, and our collective historical and contemporary democratic principles. Project grants of up to $10,000 will support locally-initiated humanities projects that address American history and culture and Humanities Washington will solicit grant proposals for projects that fulfill the We the People mission for its spring and fall 2010 grant rounds. We the People will allow us to support additional projects and reach communities across Washington State through our re-grants program that we otherwise would not be able to fund.

    Grant: 197592 / BC-50457-09,   Category: American History,   Division: Federal/State Partnership,   Year Awarded: 2009

  • $127,280

    Incorporating the themes of "We the People" into the Programming of Humanities Tennessee, 2009


    Recipient: (Nashville, TN 37201 USA) in affiliation with Humanities Tennessee

    Goal: The development of sessions at the 2009 Southern Festival of Books; assessment of the needs of cultural organizations in the state; planning for the Museum on Main Street travelling exhibit, "Journey Stories;" and the launch of the Tennessee Virtual Center for the Book.

    Description: Humanities Tennessee???s 2009 ???We the People??? project will support: at least ten sessions on American history and culture at the 2009 Southern Festival of Books; assessments of cultural organizations to enable them to improve their abilities to document and present the histories of their communities; program planning for the ???Journey Stories??? Museum on Main Street tour; grants that examine state and local history; and the launching of the Tennessee Virtual Center for the Book.

    Grant: 197611 / BC-50476-09,   Category: Humanities,   Division: Federal/State Partnership,   Year Awarded: 2009

  • $125,900

    We the People of Missouri: Exploring and understanding our diverse culture.


    Recipient: (Saint Louis, MO 63144 USA) in affiliation with Missouri Humanities Council (St. Louis, MO 63144-1905 USA)

    Goal: To support the redesign and installation of an interactive Osage Tribal exhibit and to develop exhibits about the Civil War era in Missouri; National History Day activities in Missouri; statewide activities for Missouri's reading program called "Read More;" two traveling exhibitions, "New Harmonies," and "Journey Stories;" the reading and discussion program called, "Literature and Medicine;" and "Read from the Start," a family reading program.

    Description: Each of the proposed programs of MHC focuses on the development of Missouri history and culture as it relates to the growth and development of the American experience. The programs range from public lectures to community dialogs, from development of educational support materials to the training of classroom teachers, from the sharing of experiences to the encouragement of personal experience, and it promotes literacy and cultural diversity into a significant rural population.

    Grant: 197612 / BC-50477-09,   Category: Humanities,   Division: Federal/State Partnership,   Year Awarded: 2009

  • $125,800

    We The People, FY 2009


    Recipient: (Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA) in affiliation with Arizona Humanities Council (Phoenix, AZ 85004-1887 USA)

    Goal: Funding will support cultural heritage tourism grants, the Museum of Main Street traveling exhibitions, "Key Ingredients" and "Journey Stories," and a multi-year statewide initiative, the America Humanities Experience.

    Description: The Arizona Humanities Council (AHC) proposes programming to promote the exploration and preservation of American history and enhance the study and understanding of American culture and democratic principals within Arizona. These include Cultural Heritage Tourism Grants, planning and development for tours of the Smithsoniam MOMs exhibits, "Key Ingredients," and "Journey Stories," educational outreach programs for k-12 audiences promoting American history and civic engagement through the humanities, programming for the 2012 Arizona Centennial, and the integration of the WTP initiative into its Speakers Bureau, Book Discussions and Project Grants programs in FY2009-2010. Our proposed grant period is September 1st, 2009 through February 1st, 2011.

    Grant: 199905 / BC-50501-09,   Category: Humanities,   Division: Federal/State Partnership,   Year Awarded: 2009

  • $124,050

    We The People of Maryland, 2009-10


    Recipient: (Baltimore, MD 21201-4565 USA) in affiliation with Maryland Humanities Council

    Goal: Funding will support the year-long Maryland History Day program for middle and high school students, Chautauqua presentations, sixty Speakers Bureau presentations, fifteen facilitated Community Conversations about issues of importance, and the Grant Program.

    Description: The Maryland Humanities Council will use the 2009 We the People funding to support five program areas that have proven effective in engaging diverse audiences: Maryland History Day, Chautauqua, Speakers Bureau, Community Conversations, and the Grant program. Each of these program areas offers Marylanders the opportunity to personally explore the rich diversity of America's history and culture and become more civically engaged.

    Grant: 199914 / BC-50510-09,   Category: Humanities,   Division: Federal/State Partnership,   Year Awarded: 2009

  • $123,590

    Wisconsin: Making It Home II


    Recipient: (Madison, WI 53703 USA) in affiliation with Wisconsin Humanities Council (Madison, WI 537033680 USA)

    Goal: Funding will support the 2010 Wisconsin Book Festival, film festivals, the traveling exhibit, "Key Ingredients," development of curricular materials by K-12 educators, grants, and web resources, all related to the theme, "Wisconsin: Making It Home."

    Description: ???Wisconsin: Making It Home??? celebrates Wisconsin???s rich conservation heritage, explores its environmental history, and catalyzes conversation about past and present literary, historical, philosophical, and artistic visions of the landscape.

    Grant: 199887 / BC-50483-09,   Category: American History,   Division: Federal/State Partnership,   Year Awarded: 2009

  • Endowment for the humanities grants to program Grants for State Humanities Councils; items 1-21 of 329 with a total funding of $3,530,280.
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