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LEH awards emergency planning grants

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has awarded grants for disaster and emergency preparedness. The LEH has awarded $175,000 in grants to 35 organizations for emergency planning and committed an additional $37,000 toward supporting grantmaking and developing in-person emergency planning workshops around the state.

LEH’s Emergency Planning Grants, the first of its kind offered by the organization, provide $5,000 awards to nonprofit humanities and cultural organizations—including museums, historic sites, archives and others—for the creation, updating and implementation of written emergency plans. Recipients represent 19 parishes across north, central and south Louisiana, and the full list can be found here:

Additionally, in coordination with the Louisiana Association of Museums and cultural heritage specialist Rebecca Elder the LEH will present Culture Ready LA, a series of day-long workshops for nonprofit cultural organizations that will be held across the state this summer on planning for emergencies. The workshops will be held:

  • Monday, June 26, in Ruston
  • Tuesday, June 27, in Lafayette
  • Wednesday, June 28, in New Orleans
  • Thursday, June 29, in Houma

The full schedule with locations, times and other details can be found here.