Workshops were held at the University of Mississippi, Jackson State University, Delta State University and the University of Southern Mississippi-Hattiesburg. Another series of workshops will be offered in the fall.
The grant-writing workshops presented an overview of grant opportunities with the Mississippi Humanities Council and grant-writing suggestions. The MHC program evaluator workshops were targeted at anyone already listed as an MHC evaluator, as well as anyone interested in becoming an MHC evaluator. All MHC grants require an outside evaluation, performed by an approved MHC evaluator. Evaluators receive a $150 honorarium plus 25 cents toward any round trip mileage to attend an MHC-funded program. Evaluators are asked to write a report based on a provided outline and submit it directly to the MHC. Anyone wishing to serve as an MHC Outside Evaluator must attend one of the trainings offered around the state this year, including persons who have evaluated for the MHC in the past.
Photo caption: MHC Assistant Director Carol Andersen leads a workshop at Delta State University. Photo by Emily Erwin, DSU.