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Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. $5,250,000 the first year and $5,250,000 the second year are for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional, or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources.
Cantemaza Neil McKay,
We acknowledge that the grant exceeds the recommended threshold of 20%. We are a small organization that is currently expanding our capabilities, and we are selective and dedicated in the projects that we choose. For FY2012, we received a $109,000 grant in order to develop a Dakota language summer program, in which we not only provided a Dakota language immersion program for youth, but participants were involved and trained in documenting and recording the Dakota language. In addition to the summer program, we exceeded the grant requirements by continuing to provide events for the program throughout the Fall and Spring. Based on the documentation work throughout the summer of 2012, we were able to produce and publish two peer-reviewed Dakota language resources. Our organization