NEH Grant Award

NEH Sparking Humanities Conversations project in Wayne County Utah supports free youth, family, and community events focusing on the rich cultural heritage of south-central Utah.

The Entrada Institute is the recipient of a $50,000 Humanities Access grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to “spark humanities conversations through context and connections in rural Utah”. This Humanities Access grant expands opportunities for families to connect with cultural and traditional resources.
According to Entrada Board President and project director Annette Lamb, the Entrada Institute will work with area partners including Wayne County School District, Wayne County USU Extension and 4-H, Capitol Reef National Park, local humanities individuals and groups, and public officials to bring the community together in celebration of the human experience in rural America.

“NEH provides support for projects across America that preserve our heritage, promote scholarly discoveries, and make the best of America’s humanities ideas available to all Americans,” said NEH Chairman William D. Adams. “We are proud to announce this latest group of grantees who, through their projects and research, will bring valuable lessons of history and culture to Americans.”

The National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965 created the National Endowment for the Humanities as an independent federal agency, the first grand public investment in American culture. The law identified the need for a national cultural agency that would preserve America’s rich history and cultural heritage, and encourage and support scholarship and innovation in history, archaeology, philosophy, literature, and other humanities disciplines. The Endowment awards grants to top-rated proposals examined by panels of independent, external reviewers.

The Humanities Access Grants are specifically focused on projects that support outstanding cultural programs for young people, communities of color, and economically disadvantaged populations. This term endowment grant requires the nonprofit to raise $50,000 in non-federal, third party donations for a total of $100,000 in project funds. To learn more or to help us address this matching requirement, go to