Federal/State Partnership: Grants for State Humanities Councils

Period of Performance

7/1/2010 - 6/30/2011

Funding Totals

$141,960.00 (approved)
$141,960.00 (awarded)

We the People Projects at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

FAIN: BC-50530-10

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4625)
Robert C. Vaughan (Project Director: March 2010 to September 2014)

To support grants and public programs to explore and document Virginia history, VFH's Virginia Folklife Program, the Virginia African American Heritage Program, and the Virginia Indian Heritage Program; programs of the Center for the Book, including the Festival of the Book and school and library programs; VFH radio; and a residential fellowship on Virginia history and geography and the role of people in them.

The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) will continue its commitment to the people, history, traditions, and cultures that are integral parts of Virginia's and America's history. VFH will use "We the People" funds to award grants to organizations and to support positions and resources of council programs that focus on the peoples and parts of history whose contributions might otherwise go unnoted. Building on existing strengths and contacts with numerous constituencies within the state, these programs focus on the complex story of Virginia, past and present, and help establish the context in which Virginians understand themselves in the 21st Century. They address issues of identity and culture and the importance of local history and traditions within a rapidly changing economic and cultural landscape. All VFH programs support the ?We the People? goal to encourage and enhance the teaching, study, and understanding of American history, culture, and democratic principles.