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Hurricane Mitigation Grants awarded in SE Louisiana

More Than $65,000 Awarded to Twelve Organizations in Eleven Parishes

New Orleans — In March of this year the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and BHP, awarded a total of $68,200 in Hurricane Mitigation Grants to cultural institutions in areas affected by Hurricanes Laura, Delta and/or Zeta in 2020.

This competitive regrant process was open to cultural institutions and libraries in all 64 parishes, and grants were ultimately awarded to 12 organizations in 11 parishes.

Mitigation grants provide funds for facility repairs to reduce vulnerability, facility risk assessment, continuity of operation plans, staff training on planning/mitigation strategies, preservation and digitization of materials, purchase of basic hazard mitigation resources or other actions that can mitigate the effects of past or future natural disaster damage. Examples of projects that could be supported by mitigation grants can be found here.

Grants in Calcasieu, East Carroll, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Ouachita, Rapides, St. Charles, St. Landry and Vermilion Parishes were made possible by the NEH; grants in Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes were made possible by BHP.

Acadian Heritage and Culture Foundation, Inc.

Vermilion

$5,900

Bayou Country Children’s Museum

Lafourche Parish

$7,000

Chennault Aviation & Military Museum

Ouachita Parish

$5,000

East Carroll Parish Library

East Carroll Parish

$6,103

Imperial Calcasieu Museum

Calcasieu

$7,000

Jefferson Davis Parish Library

Jefferson Davis

$5,620

NUNU Arts and Culture Collective

St. Landry Parish

$5,000

Regional Military Museum Foundation

Terrebonne Parish

$7,000

River Road Historical Society (Destrehan Plantation)

St. Charles Parish

$5,616

Southern Forest Heritage Museum

Rapides

$2,961

Terrebonne Historical and Cultural Society/Southdown Museum

Terrebonne Parish

$4,200

Vermilionville Living History Museum Foundation, Inc.

Lafayette Parish

$6,800

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About Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities to all residents of the state. Guided by the vision that everyone can realize their full potential through the humanities, LEH partners with communities, institutions and individuals to provide grant-supported outreach programs, literacy initiatives for all ages, publications, film and radio documentaries, museum exhibitions, public lectures, library projects, 64 Parishes magazine and other diverse public humanities programming. For more information, visit www.leh.org.