State groups getting humanities grants
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Several West Virginia organizations are receiving grants to support humanities programs.
The West Virginia Humanities Council says it recently awarded 11 grants. The council is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and offers a variety of grants to nonprofit organizations in West Virginia to support educational programming.
Officials say the council budgets more than $600,000 for grants and programs in the humanities each year.
The recent grant recipients are: the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis and Elkins College, the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, Marshall University Research Corporation, Mountain Resource Conservation and Development Council, Pocahontas Communications Cooperative Corporation, Pocahontas County Historical Society Educational Fund, Southern Appalachian Labor School, West Virginia Filmmakers Guild, West Virginia University Research Corporation, and West Virginia Wesleyan College.