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Humanities Kansas grants COVID recovery funds to Osage City Library

TOPEKA, Kan. – Humanities Kansas recently awarded a SHARP Recovery Grant in the amount of $6,105 to Osage City Public Library, Osage City, Kan.

The SHARP Recovery Grants support Kansas cultural organizations that provide humanities programming and are facing financial hardship due to COVID-19. Grants are for general operating support, staff retention, and needed digital or operational transitions for cultural work in the post-pandemic era. Humanities Kansas awarded 121 SHARP grants statewide.

“Humanities Kansas is honored to be able to support Kansas cultural organizations as we recover from the impact of COVID,” said Julie Mulvihill, Humanities Kansas executive director. “This past year has demonstrated that Kansans lean into the humanities during challenging times. Kansas cultural organizations that do work in the humanities provide important social connections and contribute to the economic well-being and strength of our communities.”

Library director Jeanette Stromgren will serve as project director for the grant.

“Osage City Public Library is committed to supporting a lifelong enjoyment of reading and learning,” Stromgren said. “The library is part of our educational and recreational facilities and as such strives to work with other organizations in meeting the needs of the community.”

Funds for the SHARP Recovery Grants have been made available through the National Endowment for the Humanities to assist cultural institutions affected by COVID-19 as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 approved by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Joseph R. Biden.

Visit the Osage City Public Library at 515 Main St., Osage City, or for more information, call 785-528-3727, or see www.osagecitylibrary.org. For more information about Humanities Kansas, see humanitieskansas.org.

Information thanks to Osage City Library.

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