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Cooperative Agreements

Cooperative Agreements provide support for ongoing, annual projects, which are therefore ineligible for the General Grant Program, and that also meet at least three of the following criteria:

  • support increases access to the humanities for an underserved audience;
  • support cultivates and/or sustains quality humanities content for the project;
  • support introduces Humanities Tennessee to new audiences across the state;
  • support expands the geographical reach of the project.

By providing annual project support, cooperative agreements are a streamlined, effective means of introducing new audiences to Humanities Tennessee, and of engaging those audiences in quality humanities programs.


Cooperative Agreement projects for 2017 include:

"Tennessee History Day," Tennessee Historical Society (statewide). The project supports student competition at the state-level for this national contest.

"Classroom Poet Residencies," Southern Word (Memphis). Teaching poets explore poetry with students through reading, writing, and spoken word performance.

"Turn the Page," Southern Lit Alliance (Chattanooga/Cleveland), a series of book discussion programs for incarcerated adults at the Bradley and Hamilton County Jails.

"My Family, My Community, My World," East Nashville Hope Exchange (Nashville), targets at -risk first through third graders for a six week summer literacy/civics institute.

"Delivered! Tennessee History Teachers Workshops-to-Go," East TN Historical Society (statewide), a series of programs connecting K-12 teachers to local history resources.

"Children's Festival of Reading," Knox County Public Library (Knoxville), introduces kids to a range of notable  authors & illustrators.

For information about Cooperative agreements contact Paul McCoy,