(JACKSON, MS) — The Mississippi Humanities Council’s grants program has undergone several changes. While the types of projects the Council funds remains unchanged, new forms and application requirements are being introduced.

Key changes include:

  • Proposals must be delivered to the MHC office (in person or via the mail) by 5 p.m. on deadline dates. The Council will no longer accept applications postmarked by the published deadline dates.
  • Deadlines for Regular Grants will now be May 1 and Sept. 15 (formerly, the deadlines were April 15 and Sept. 15).
  • Applicants must consult with MHC’s executive director or assistant director regarding project viability before submitting an application.

Applications should always be made on forms downloaded from the MHC website, since the forms are updated periodically.

The MHC grants program seek to fund projects that stimulate meaningful community dialogue, attract diverse audiences, are participatory and engaging and apply the humanities to our everyday lives. Grants may be used to support public humanities programs, exhibits, the planning of larger projects, and the development of original productions in film, television, radio or online resources. The MHC also offers special grants to support oral history projects around the state.

Minigrant deadlines (up to $2,000.00) deadlines are January 15, April 15, July 15 and October 15.

Regular grant deadlines ($2,001.00-$7,500.00) deadlines are May 1 and September 15.

Posted on June 10 2014