Snowden urges applications for state bicentennial grants

Mississippi House of Representatives Speaker Pro Tem Greg Snowden recommended communities and organizations apply for grants to promote the state’s bicentennial during the East Mississippi Development Corp. Council of Governments meeting Monday at the Checkerboard Restaurant.

The State Humanities Council is partnering with Mississippi Development Authority’s Visit Mississippi to oversee the BiCentennial Year Grant Program. The initiative will award up to $10,000 to individual public programs celebrating the state’s historic year.

The program’s goal is to inspire and empower local organizations throughout the state to develop public programs documenting, interpreting and exploring community culture, according to the Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration website,

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