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Historical Society receives $10,000 grant

By Staff Reports

The Alabama Humanities Alliance has awarded $800,000 in special grant funding to 83 cultural nonprofits across the state – including a portion to the Hartselle Historical Society.

This funding will help humanities-based organizations recover financially from the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to serve as community cornerstones.

The Hartselle Historical Society received $10,000.

Mary Yarbrough, chairperson of the HHS grant committee, said the funds will go a long way toward helping the historic society reach its goal of preserving the history of Hartselle. “We don’t have much of a revenue stream; we count on donations and grants,” Yarbrough said. “This money is very much appreciated and will help us gather, preserve and share more widely the history of Hartselle.”

“We don’t have much of a revenue stream; we count on donations and grants,” Yarbrough said. “This money is very much appreciated.”

These grants supply much-needed support to many of Alabama’s most cherished cultural landmarks and community resources as they continue to recover from the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release from the AHA.

Alabama Humanities Recovery Grants are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The AHA made the funding available through a competitive grant process, inviting Alabama-based nonprofits with a demonstrated commitment to public humanities programming to apply.

To learn more about AHA’s regular quarterly grant opportunities, check out the grants page at www.alabamahumanities.org

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