MHC awards $257K to help cultural organizations recover from COVID

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Monday, leaders with the Mississippi Humanities Council announced $257,418 has been awarded to 19 different cultural organizations through the ARP Humanities Recovery Grant program to help them respond to and recover from the coronavirus.

The MHC’s ARP Humanities Recovery Grants provide up to $15,000 in support to cultural organizations that offer humanities-based programs. These funds can be used for operational expenses, public programs, promotion, and capacity building. The final deadline for ARP Humanities Recovery Grants will be August 16.

“These museums, historical societies, and cultural organizations are vital community resources,” said MHC Executive Director Dr. Stuart Rockoff. “Many have struggled due to the economic impact of COVID. Our goal with these recovery grants is to meet their particular organizational needs and help them thrive in the future.”

ARP Humanities Recovery Grants awarded:

  • Arc of Freedom (Brandon) – $10,000
  • Crossroads Museum (Corinth) – $15,000
  • DeSoto County Museum (Hernando) – $15,000
  • Hancock County Historical Society (Bay St. Louis) – $9,750
  • Hattiesburg Convention Commission – Eureka School and the African American Military Museum – $15,000
  • Historical Society of Gulfport – $14,168
  • Institute of Southern Jewish Life (Jackson) – $15,000
  • Lauren Rogers Museum (Laurel) – $11,670
  • Marion County Historical Museum (Columbia) – $15,000
  • Migration Heritage Foundation (Durant) – $5,580
  • Millsaps College (Jackson) – Truth & Racial Healing Center – $15,000
  • Mississippi Book Festival (Jackson) – $15,000
  • Mississippi Heritage Trust (Jackson) – $13,500
  • Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum (Meridian) – $15,000
  • Museum of the Mississippi Delta (Greenwood) – $15,000
  • Quitman County Arts Council (Marks) – $12,750
  • Smith Robertson Museum (Jackson) – $15,000
  • Union County Heritage Museum (Amory) – $15,000
  • University Press of Mississippi (Jackson) – $15,000

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