"The healthiest communities are those that are built around active libraries, museums, and other cultural centers, that have a strong sense of their own history and identity, that have good quality schools, along with mechanisms for involving their residents in the process of solving problems and planning for the future. Supporting these kinds of communities is what the state humanities councils are all about." - Esther Mackintosh, FSHC President, at a White House briefing
The planning grant secures the assistance of humanities scholars or consultants to plan a project. Allowable expenses include consultants’ stipends and reimbursements for travel, meals, and lodging. Funding up to $750.