This month, Wyoming Humanities launched its latest statewide project, “Discuss & Construct”. Communities are invited to apply for funding to host conversations and develop implementation projects. Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations, schools, libraries, local governments, and more. Partnerships are encouraged.
Wyoming Humanities will select eight communities across the state for this project, each of whom will receive $6,500 awards. No cost share will be required. “Through civil conversation, communities can better come together to solve problems and accomplish goals,” said Lucas Fralick, program coordinator for Wyoming Humanities. With this new opportunity, Wyoming Humanities will provide funding for organizations to host difficult conversations in comfortable places, then create community engagement projects for 2024. All communities, regardless of size, are welcome to apply for funding.
This program is presented as part of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ initiative, United We Stand: Connecting Through Culture.
The three discussion topics available are: community belonging, American values and ideals, and free speech and violence. Applications are now open and are due by Nov. 30; award notifications will take place in December. The period for discussions and community projects runs February through July of 2024. Additional details, including a link to an informational webinar, can be found at thinkwy.org/grants. Interested applicants are also encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.