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Pellissippi State Community College (Knoxville, TN 37932-1412)
Susan M. Martel (Project Director: March 2018 to present)
The Appalachian Heritage Project

The renovation of unused building space to house a new learning resource center and the Appalachian Heritage Project collection and related educational activities and public programming.

Pellissippi State Community College, Knoxville, TN. Challenge Grant $500,000, Non-Federal Match $500,000=Total $1M over six years. The College and its students are supported by the Pellissippi State Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization founded in 1983 to develop financial resources to advance the education, cultural and service goals of Pellissippi State. The fundraising plans to match the National Endowment of Humanities (NEH) Challenge Grant will be led by the Foundation and Convergent Nonprofit Solutions’ consultants. Projection completion date October 1, 2020. Project Request: With the support of a NEH Challenge Grant and a major gift fundraising campaign, Pellissippi State proposes to expand their library at the Strawberry Plains Campus to house the Appalachian Heritage Project. This multifaceted project, focused on regional literature and poetry, history and folklore, will create a cultural center that will educate college students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Project fields:
Cultural History; Folklore and Folklife; Rural Studies

Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants

Challenge Programs

Totals (matching):
$400,000 (approved)
$400,000 (offered)
$400,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2018 – 8/31/2023