After reviewing an astounding 51 applications – 31 more than the previous grant cycle – the Michigan Humanities Council (MHC) will award $350,850 in major grant monies to 30 Michigan nonprofits—including $10,000 to the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Program for its “A Colonial Militia Muster on the Eve of Revolution” series.
“We’re very grateful for the continued support of the Michigan Humanities Council, and honored they consider our project to be worthy of funding,” noted Dr. Michael Nassaney, principal investigator of the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project and professor in the Department of Anthropology.
“We received an extraordinary number of very exciting, high-quality grant applications this spring and the Michigan Humanities Council has made the very bold decision to fund double the number of grants we usually fund this time of year as a result. This is more than double the amount of grant dollars we awarded in the fall cycle, but with such a large number of great projects on the table, we decided to get the funds out into the communities now when the need is so great,” said Council board chair Timothy Chester.
The grants provide organizations with the funds needed to host cultural programming in their communities through exhibits, lectures, writing programs, festivals and more.