Federal News Roundup
Several school-related projects will share in $492,617 in grants awarded to eight state humanities councils this month by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Among the recipients of grants for "exemplary" projects were the Maine state council, which received $40,000 for a series of master seminars designed to encourage teachers to continue their education in humanities-centered recertification programs.
The Rhode Island council received $63,300 to expand an award-winning secondary-school program, "The Rhode Island Legacy." Through the program, professional actor/researchers stage classroom dramatizations that portray key figures in significant events in the history of Rhode Island.
The Delaware council received $74,000 for a series of programs designed to highlight the contributions of the "Household Tales" of the Brothers Grimm to Western culture. And the Texas council received $59,567 for a three-part program focusing on the state's Mexican heritage.
The grant-winning projects were selected from 23 submitted by humanities councils. The federal grants must be matched by local contributions of cash, goods, and services.