Rep. Johnson announces National Endowment for the Humanities grants for Fourth District libraries

December 14, 2017
Press Release

Congressman reports that more than $60,000 in grants will be awarded between two Fourth District libraries   

DECATUR, GA —Today, Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced that Conyers-Rockdale Library System and the DeKalb County Public Library system are receiving grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities to the tune of $61,922.

The Conyers-Rockdale Library System, under the direction of Project Director Mary Harrison, will use their $11,922 Common Heritage grant to fund their African-American Faith and Heritage in Rockdale County project. This program will serve as an interactive archive to celebrate the history of African-American churches in Rockdale County.   

The DeKalb County Public Library System, under the direction of Gina Jenkins, will use their $50,000 Humanities Access Grant to fund their PRIME TIME Preschool program. This family literacy program assists low-income families with creative ways to education their children through expert storytellers. 

“I am pleased to announce that these two great institutions in Georgia’s Fourth District are the recipients of these highly competitive grants,” said Congressman Johnson. “These quality projects will benefit this district, help boost public engagement and enrich our communities.”         

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