awarded $1500 grant
The Idaho Humanities Council (IHC), the statewide nonprofit organization devoted to enhancing public awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the humanities in Idaho, awarded $92,404 in grants to organizations and individuals at its recent board meeting in Boise. Thirty-one awards include 24 grants for public humanities programs, four Research Fellowships, and three Teacher Incentive Grants. The grants were supported in part by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and IHCís Endowment for Humanities Education.
One of those grants funded was to The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude, Cottonwood, which was awarded $1,500 to make their exhibits more interactive for visitors, particularly for students, in a "Walk through Time" format. The museum will upgrade its exhibits to provide hands-on, experiential learning about the history of Idaho and the Inland Northwest. The project director is Catherine Feher-Elston.
The next deadline for Idaho Humanities Council grant proposals is January 15, 2012. IHC strongly recommends that prospective applicants contact staff to discuss their project ideas before writing their proposals. Applicants also are strongly encouraged to submit a rough draft of their proposal for staff critique several weeks prior to the deadline. Grant guidelines and online application instructions, as well as information about IHC grants and activities, are available on IHCís website at www.idahohumanities.org, or by calling 208-345-5346.