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New Jersey Council for the Humanities Awards Nearly $10K for Incubation Project

Saturday, September 7, 2019

In support of local public humanities projects and programming, officials from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) announced it has awarded two Montclair businesses a $5,000 incubation grant.

According to a NJCH news release, the Vietnamese Boat People, located in Montclair, received $4,850 to develop materials that will help members of the Vietnamese disapora – and their family, friends, and neighbors – to collect and preserve stories of the Vietnamese-American community in New Jersey.

The New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) awarded $60,678 in Incubation Grant funding to thirteen organizations, two of which, are in Montclair. Incubation Grants help organizations plan, research, develop, and prototype public humanities projects and events. From investigating potential components of a new program to learning more about audiences, NJCH funding supports projects in early stages of development.

The other recipient, the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, received $5,000 to support testing and refinement of a middle and high school field trip curriculum that connects the history of the Negro Leagues to contemporary issues of racial equity and social justice.

Public humanities programming allows individuals to engage in lifelong learning and share in the exploration of history, values, cultures, and beliefs, said the NJCH.