GRANT: Cooperative Agreements

Presented by:
Humanities Tennessee
Local Partner: Nonprofits, Other Subject: Other, Varies Audience: All

Cooperative Agreements provide support for ongoing, annual projects, which are therefore ineligible for the General Grant Program, and that also meet at least three of the following criteria:

  • support increases access to the humanities for an underserved audience;
  • support cultivates and/or sustains quality humanities content for the project;
  • support introduces Humanities Tennessee to new audiences across the state;
  • support expands the geographical reach of the project.

By providing annual project support, cooperative agreements are a streamlined, effective means of introducing new audiences to Humanities Tennessee, and of engaging those audiences in quality humanities programs.

Cooperative Agreement projects for 2017 include:

“Tennessee History Day,” Tennessee Historical Society (statewide). The project supports student competition at the state-level for this national contest.

“Classroom Poet Residencies,” Southern Word(Memphis). Teaching poets explore poetry with students through reading, writing, and spoken word performance.

“Turn the Page,” Southern Lit Alliance (Chattanooga/Cleveland), a series of book discussion programs for incarcerated adults at the Bradley and Hamilton County Jails.

“My Family, My Community, My World,” East Nashville Hope Exchange (Nashville), targets at -risk first through third graders for a six week summer literacy/civics institute.

“Delivered! Tennessee History Teachers Workshops-to-Go,” East TN Historical Society (statewide), a series of programs connecting K-12 teachers to local history resources.

“Children’s Festival of Reading,” Knox County Public Library (Knoxville), introduces kids to a range of notable  authors & illustrators.