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December 13, 2017

National Endowment for Humanities Awards $12.8 Million to 253 Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Endowment for the Humanities announced today that it is awarding $12.8 million in support of 253 projects across the nation. Among the many initiatives receiving funding are a virtual exhibition of New Deal art from the town of Gallup, New Mexico; a project documenting the language and storytelling traditions of the Blackfeet American Indians; a video-based web platform that will publish scholarly articles in sign language; an online archive that tells the story of the women who served in the Navy during World War II (known as WAVES, Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service); and the conservation of oil paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe.

“The humanities offer us a path toward understanding ourselves, our neighbors, our nation,” said NEH acting chairman Jon Parrish Peede. “These new NEH grants exemplify the agency’s commitment to serving American communities through investing in education initiatives, safeguarding cultural treasures, and illuminating the history and values that define our shared heritage.”

The largest portion of the funding, $3.5 million, will go to various fellowship programs. $1.6 million will support preservation and education training grants, and another $1.6 million will also go to digital projects. The complete list of grantees can be found on the NEH’s website.

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