Nevada Humanities sets grant deadline

Nevada Humanities invites nonprofit organizations and government agencies, such as libraries and schools, to apply for grants of up to $5,000 to fund public programs and educational programs in the humanities. The next deadline for proposals is Oct. 10.

Minigrant requests of up to $1,000 may be submitted at any time. Information about Nevada Humanities and its grant program can be found online at www.

nevadahumanities.org.

Nevada Humanities is especially interested in funding projects that encourage conversation and promote community through various forms of engagement. This may be through face-to-face dialogue, such as lectures or panel and round-table discussions, but also through programs that stimulate thought and reflection, such as media productions, film screenings, exhibitions, local history projects, and projects that explore local culture and Nevada's diverse heritage and unique places.

There is a special grant category for projects that explore themes in American history and heritage. Projects about Nevada history and heritage are encouraged, particularly if they link to larger national themes. Nevada Humanities urges all potential grant applicants to contact Nevada Humanities staff for help in preparing proposals.

Nevada Humanities staff can also help groups write a successful grant. For more information about Nevada Humanities or for assistance with grant preparation, in Southern Nevada call Georgia Neu at 702-895-1878; in Northern and rural Nevada call Steve Davis at 775-784-6587.

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