Workshop to feature the grant application process and the IHC’s new grant guidelines
CHICAGO–The Illinois Humanities Council (IHC) invites grant applicants to a public Major and Mini Grant workshop on Friday, November 7, 2003 at 10:00 A.M. This workshop will be held in the Carnegie Room North of the Lincoln Public Library, 326 South 7th Street, Springfield. Any non-profit group, organization, or institution in Illinois is eligible to receive financial support from the IHC for a public project in the humanities. To register for this workshop, please contact the IHC at 312.422.5580, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of April 15, the IHC has refined the general focus of the grants program, with a priority on funding projects developed by, for, or aimed at reaching new or historically neglected audiences. These include but are not limited to residents of rural communities, men and women with little formal education, inner city or other underserved youth (in after school or weekend programs), people who are economically disadvantaged, or the elderly. The IHC especially invites applications from organizations that serve these communities and strongly encourages other applicants to extend their proposed programs to include such audiences.
IHC program officers will staff the meeting and field questions about applying for grants for various types of projects, including documentary films, local and community history projects, literary symposia, and oral history projects. The IHC’s deadline for submitting proposals for the next cycle of major grants is February 15; the next deadline for mini grant proposals is January 15.
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