Challenge Programs: Challenge Grants

Period of Performance

12/1/2008 - 7/31/2017

Funding Totals (matching)

$213,333.00 (approved)
$83,333.00 (offered)
$83,333.00 (awarded)

Innovative Programs of the Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum

FAIN: CH-50858-11

Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum (Ignacio, CO 81130)
Lynn Brittner (Project Director: May 2010 to September 2012)
Nathan Strong Elk (Project Director: September 2012 to April 2014)
Shirley Cloud-Lane (Project Director: April 2014 to May 2016)
Linda Baker (Project Director: May 2016 to November 2017)

Endowment for humanities programming in new facilities on the Southern Ute Reservation.

The Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum (SUCCM) requests a $500,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to leverage an additional $1,500,000 to build the museum's endowment and transform its long-term interpretation of the humanities to its audience through innovative exhibitions and creative educational programs. The humanities initiative will be the heart and soul of the new 52,000 square feet museum building now under construction on the Southern Ute Reservation. This building which has been a dream of the Southern Ute people since the cultural center /museum was founded in 1972 represents a profound commitment on the part of the Southern Ute government and tribal members to ensure that the history and culture of the Ute people is preserved and will be shared with tribal members and the general public.