INDIANAPOLIS — Dozens of schools, libraries and other organizations across the Hoosier state have received grants from Indiana Humanities to provide public humanities programs in their communities.

Projects supported with Indiana Humanities grants include a reading-and-discussion program in Gary that focuses on a Martin Luther King Jr. speech, a project in Mitchell that digitizes and makes available historic artifacts related to Spring Mill State Park, a statewide brochure highlighting Indiana’s historic barns, and more.

From May to October 2020, Indiana Humanities awarded 16 Action Grants, four Historic Preservation Education Grants, eight INcommon Grants, one Innovation Grant, and two Collaboration Grants.

Altogether, Indiana Humanities awarded more than $1 million in grants in 2020, including $550,500 in operating support grants issued to cultural nonprofits as part of the CARES Act.

Indiana Humanities will announce 2021 grant opportunities and deadlines later this month.

For more information about the grant program, contact George Hanlin at 317-616-9784 or

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— Information provided by Indiana Humanities