The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has awarded more than $65,000 in Hurricane Mitigation Grants to twelve organizations affected by the 2020 hurricanes.
Among the organizations were five in Acadiana.
The grants were awarded in March of this year with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and BHP.
A total of $68,200 in Hurricane Mitigation Grants were given to cultural institutions in areas affected by Hurricanes Laura, Delta and/or Zeta in 2020.
The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities says that the mitigation grants will provide funds for facility repairs, facility risk assessments, 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.
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.
Bayou Country Children’s Museum
Chennault Aviation & Military Museum
East Carroll Parish Library
East Carroll Parish
Imperial Calcasieu Museum
Jefferson Davis Parish Library
NUNU Arts and Culture Collective
St. Landry Parish
Regional Military Museum Foundation
River Road Historical Society (Destrehan Plantation)
St. Charles Parish
Southern Forest Heritage Museum
Terrebonne Historical and Cultural Society/Southdown Museum
Vermilionville Living History Museum Foundation, Inc.
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