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Rivers to Ridges gets minigrant

Dec. 28, 2012 @ 10:09 AM

CHARLESTON — A Putnam County-based project, Rivers to Ridges Heritage Trail’s “Human Adaptation of the Kanawha River,” has been awarded a $1,500 minigrant from the West Virginia Humanities Council.

Also receiving grants in December were:

  • Concord University, “Creating Environmental Mythology,” (Mercer County)


  • West Virginia Junior Classical League, “West Virginia Junior Classical League 2013,” (Ohio County)


  • High Rocks Educational Corporation, “New Voices Creative Writing Workshop and Reading Series,” (Pocahontas County)

The West Virginia Humanities Council, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, serves West Virginia through grants and direct programs in the humanities, according to a news release. The Humanities Council budgets more than $600,000 for grants and programs each year. A variety of grants are offered to nonprofit organizations that support educational programming.

The Humanities Council minigrant deadlines occur every 60 days for projects requesting $1,500 or less, with upcoming deadlines of Feb. 1 and April 1, 2013.

For more information about the West Virginia Humanities Council grants program, contact Humanities Council grants administrator Amy Saunders at 304-346-8500 or via email at saunders@wvhumanities.org. Grant guidelines and applications are available on the Humanities Council website, www.wvhumanities.org.