Skip to Content

Press Releases

Pingree Announces Four Maine Organizations Awarded +300k in National Endowment for the Humanities Grants

Washington, March 28, 2019

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced that the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is offering $328,000 in grants to the

Maine Humanities Council, Portland Museum of Art, Trustees of St. Joseph's College, and Maine State Museum.

“I’m excited to announce that four of Maine’s cultural institutions have been offered significant grant funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. These competitive grant awards speak to the quality of the organizations and Maine’s remarkable leadership in the arts and humanities,” said Pingree. “It’s important to recognize that federal investments, like these grants, help to support cities and towns across Maine and drive economic opportunity.”

NEH grants are highly competitive and involve a rigorous peer-review process to ensure that the projects represent the highest level of humanities quality and public engagement. Details of Maine’s four NEH grants are as follows:

Maine Humanities Council
Dialogues on the Experience of War
Program Description: Support for literature programs for veterans.
Outright Amount: $98,779

Portland Museum of Art

Exhibitions: Implementation
Program Description: Support to launch an exhibition for the public.
Outright Amount: $100,000

Trustees of St. Joseph's College
Humanities Connections Planning Grants
Program Description: Support for academic programs integrate multiple disciplines.
Outright Amount: $34,995

Maine State Museum
Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants
Program Description: A matching grant to generate private support for a humanities project.
Matching Amount: $95,000

More information here.

Pingree is Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, which overseas funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities. Since 2018, Pingree has served as the co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Arts Caucus—a group of congressional lawmakers focused on promoting the nation’s creative economy.

###

Back to top