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MHC ARP Humanities Recovery Grant

MHC ARP Humanities Recovery Grant

University Press of Mississippi awarded an ARP Humanities Recovery Grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council

Jackson, MISS--The University Press of Mississippi (UPM) has been awarded an ARP Humanities Recovery Grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council (MHC). The ARP Humanities Recovery Grant program was established to help organizations respond to and recover from the coronavirus. With funding from Congress through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the MHC’s ARP Humanities Recovery Grants provide up to $15,000 in support to cultural organizations that offer humanities-based programs. UPM is one of nineteen organizations to receive a grant.

The $15,000 given to UPM by the ARP Humanities Recovery Grant will help support the Press’s publishing efforts during the COIVD-19 recovery, especially the promotion and visibility of humanities-related events in Mississippi.

“As a nonprofit humanities publisher, these funds will help the Press work with our partners to promote  events and programs in Mississippi, and to support Mississippi authors. We are excited and honored by this support from the MHC,” said Craig Gill, director of the Press.

UPM was founded in 1970 and represents Mississippi's eight state universities. UPM publishes scholarly work and books that represent Mississippi and its culture to the nation and the world. From its offices in Jackson, the University Press of Mississippi acquires, edits, distributes, and promotes more than 85 new books every year. Over the years, the Press has published more than 2,000 titles and distributed more than 3,100,000 copies worldwide, each with the Mississippi imprint. UPM is the only not-for-profit book publisher in the state.

For more information about the Mississippi Humanities Council and the ARP Humanities Recovery Grant please visit

For more information about this news release, please contact Courtney McCreary, Senior Publicity and Promotions Manager for University Press of Mississippi.