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Nearly $1 Million To Be Awarded

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Humanities Tennessee announces a grant program, Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP), made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 approved by the U.S. Congress and signed into law on March 11, 2021. This program will distribute more than $940,000 in grants to organizations across the state of Tennessee.

The purpose of SHARP grants is to support jobs in the humanities, keep humanities organizations open, and assist in the response to and recovery from the needs created or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants may focus on humanities projects or leveraging operational support stemming the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic. They may also help organizations begin the long process of response and recovery to the pandemic.

For more on the story, pick up a copy of this week’s Jackson County Sentinel.

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