The Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area Grants Program provides strategic investments in programs and projects that help preserve, enhance, interpret and promote the uniqueness of the cultural and heritage experience within the Mississippi Delta.

Funding may be provided to heritage sites, events, programs and other projects of cultural, educational and recreational value that also address one or more of MDNHA’s five basic themes.

The Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area Grants Program will make seed grants to initiate new activities and projects that meet MDNHA goals, with the purpose of expanding heritage development activities across the region.

The first round of grants were awarded in the spring of 2016 to eleven cultural and heritage development projects in the Mississippi Delta

DeSoto Foundation, Hernando, MS  |  First Contact Historical Trail: Native Americans’ first encounter with Europeans in the Mississippi Delta
 

ArtPlace Mississippi, Greenwood, MS  |  Delta Wild: Connecting people to the Mississippi Delta’s natural habitat and resources

Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, Cleveland, MS  |  Cleveland Chamber/Tourism office relocation and signage plan

 

Lower Mississippi River Foundation, Clarksdale, MS |  Between the Levees: Telling the story of the Mississippi River batture
 

Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation, Vicksburg, MS  |  1868 St. Francis Xavier Convent restoration

Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation, Vicksburg, MS  |  1868 St. Francis Xavier Convent restoration

Cleveland Music Foundation, Cleveland, MS  |  Exploring a Culture of Creativity: Engaging students in telling local stories through music at Grammy Museum Mississippi

Delta State University Archives and Museums, Cleveland, MS  |  Amzie Moore House Museum and MS Delta Chinese Heritage Museum docent program
 

Delta Hands for Hope, Shaw, MS  |  Photography and Oral History Program for high school students
 

Bologna Performing Arts Center, Cleveland, MS  |  Public performance of “Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till”

Rolling Fork Visitors Center and Museum, Rolling Fork, MS  |  Multimedia interpretive display expansion and exhibit preservation

 

Rosedale Freedom Project, Rosedale, MS  |  Unsung Voices of Bolivar County: civil rights stories past and present collected by high school students

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