South Dakota Humanities Council awards $582K in relief funding

coronavirus funding

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Relief funding from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is going to non-profit organizations throughout South Dakota, so they can continue providing services through the pandemic.

The South Dakota Humanities Council has directed $582,000 through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), to meet the emergency needs of museums, libraries, historical societies, universities, resiliency support groups, and other non-profits across South Dakota.

Among the recipients are several West River non-profits:

  • Black Hills State University (American Indian Studies), Spearfish – $17,080
  • Booth Society, Inc., Spearfish – $17,080
  • Custer County Historical Society (1881 Courthouse Museum), Custer – $14,911
  • Custer County Senior Citizen Center, Custer – $12,776
  • Deadwood Public Library, Deadwood – $6,578
  • Hermosa Arts and History Association, Hermosa – $8,616
  • High Plains Western Heritage Center, Spearfish – $17,080
  • Lemmon Public Library, Lemmon – $10,843
  • Piedmont Valley Library, Piedmont – $5,000
  • Rapid City Public Library, Rapid City – $9,107
  • South Dakota Railroad Museum, Hill City – $17,004
  • West River History Conference, Inc., Rapid City – $11,138

For more information, and to see the full list of South Dakota grant recipients, visit the South Dakota Humanities Council grants page at

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