WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) announced that the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) and Maine Humanities Council in Portland have each received $100,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The funding will be used to enhance humanities discussion programs at each Maine organization.
“Arts and humanities programs help Maine people exercise their creativity and maximize their learning potential,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement. “We are pleased that the NEH has selected UMA and the Maine Humanities Council for these awards, which will help Maine people further connect with humanities and advance our state’s already rich cultural opportunities.”
The National Endowment for the Humanities, an independent federal agency, was established in 1965 to support nationwide research and programs in subjects such as history, literature and philosophy. By issuing funding to support the humanities, the NEH support programs that bolster education programs around the country.