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South Dakota Humanities Council (Brookings, SD 57006-4107)
Donald C. Simmons (Project Director: May 2005 to August 2006)
Richard Papousek (Project Director: August 2006 to March 2007)
Sherry K. DeBoer (Project Director: March 2007 to January 2010)
The Establishment of a Permanent Endowment for the South Dakota Center for the Book

Endowment for humanities programming in the new South Dakota Center for the Book.

The South Dakota Humanities Council is requesting a $70,000 NEH Challenge Grant to establish a $350,000 endowment to support its newest program, the South Dakota Center for the Book. The SDHC qualifies for a 4 to 1 match after successfully completing a prior NEH Challenge Grant awarded in 1997. The Center for the Book focuses on non-fiction authorship and research, the literary arts, an annual Festival of Books, a literary talk show, the "One Book South Dakota" program, literacy projects, the youth writing contest "Letters about Literature," and other packaged reading programs for the citizens of South Dakota.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Challenge Grants

Challenge Programs

Totals (matching):
$70,000 (approved)
$70,000 (offered)
$70,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/2004 – 7/31/2009