JONESBOROUGH — The Heritage Alliance recently received a Support for Humanities Through the US Rescue Plan (SHARP) grant, made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The SHARP grants are part of the US$1.9 trillion bailout act of 2021, and the stipends support and uplift humanities organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this program, Humanities Tennessee, located in Nashville, was able to provide nearly $950,000 to more than 90 entities across the state.
The Heritage Alliance is one of 40 entities to receive a SHARP grant in the East Tennessee Division.
The Heritage Alliance qualified for the grant as a nonprofit organization whose primary mission is public education in the humanities. Opened in 2001, the Heritage Alliance operates several historic sites and museums across Jonesborough and offers historical and educational programs, exhibits, town and cemetery tours and experiences for school groups.
“We are grateful that Humanities Tennessee recognizes the relevance and merit of our work, and we look forward to using these grant funds to further our mission of historic education and preservation in our region,” said Anne G’Fellers. -Mason, executive director of the Alliance du Patrimoine.
Grant funds will be used to develop future organizational plans and address some of the challenges created by the pandemic. To learn more about the SHARP grant and the Heritage Alliance programs and historic sites/museums, go to Heritageall.org and like the organization on Facebook or Instagram for more information.