- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Six humanities projects in Virginia have received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The National Endowment for the Humanities announced the grants Monday. The Virginia projects total more than $290,000 in funding.

The largest grant of more than $94,500 a project at Virginia State University in Petersburg. The grant will fund a summer faculty development institute, curricular enhancement activities and a series of campus and community dialogues on environmental history and literature.

Virginia Union University in Richmond also received a grant for about $84,000 for a project to establish a program centering on African-American heritage.

The University of Virginia, the College of William and Mary, Massanutten Regional Library in Harrisonburg and Fauquier County’s parks and recreation department also received grants.

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