PISCATAWAY, NJ — The Piscataway Public Library was one of 15 organizations statewide to receive grant funding from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH). 

The library was awarded $18,850 for 'Piscataway Stories: Our Community', a series of public programs inviting participants to consider the concept of community and examine local history, diverse cultures, and shared beliefs and values.

“While many worthy grant requests were submitted by organizations from across the state, the fifteen selected grantees conveyed a clear, bold vision while carefully considering audience,” said Director of Programs Gigi Naglak in a news release. 

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NJCH awarded a total of $202,840 in Incubation and Action Grant funding for humanities projects and events around the state.  

“Each of these Incubation and Action Grant projects will put the public humanities into action, providing opportunities for New Jerseyans to connect and engage over meaningful topics that affect us all,” said Naglak.

Incubation Grants help organizations plan, research, develop, and prototype public humanities projects and events. Action Grants help organizations implement a wide array of humanities-based projects, including public programs, exhibitions, installations, tours, and discussion groups.

Funding can range from $2,000 to $20,000 per project. 

Organizations interested in learning more about NJCH’s grant program should visit the Grants page of the NJCH website.

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