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SO-268683-20

West Virginia Humanities Council (Charleston, WV 25301-3001)
Charlie Delauder (Project Director: April 2019 to August 2020)
Billy Joe Peyton (Project Director: August 2020 to present)
State Humanities Program

General operating support for state or territorial humanities council

The West Virginia Humanities Council promotes a vigorous program in the humanities statewide in West Virginia. We serve primarily through regrants and direct programs, which combine to produce over 400 public events each year. The regrants come largely from National Endowment for the Humanities funds, and include major grants and minigrants, media and publication grants, teacher institute grants and summer fellowships; NEH funds also provide general operating support. Our direct programs are those initiated and managed directly by Council staff and supported largely by state funds. e-WV, the online version of the West Virginia Encyclopedia, is currently our largest direct program, and we also operate a state folklorist project; a popular Chautauqua program; help to operate a state book festival; and broadcast state history bits twice daily on WV Public Radio, among other programs. We maintain a historic house as our headquarters and much-used program space.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
State Humanities Councils General Operating Support Grants

Division:
Federal/State Partnership

Totals (outright + matching):
$2,033,167 (approved)
$2,033,167 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/2019 – 10/31/2024

Funding details:
Original grant (2020) $101,843
Supplement (2020) $1,105,124
Supplement (2021) $826,200