Mississippi Bicentennial (MS State Seal)

Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration

Celebrating 200 years of statehood

Grant Information

In conjunction with Mississippi’s bicentennial year, the Mississippi Humanities Council is partnering with Mississippi Development Authority’s Visit Mississippi to oversee the Bicentennial Year Grants Program. The initiative will award up to $10,000 to individual public programs celebrating the state’s historic year.

The goal of this grant program is to inspire and empower local organizations throughout Mississippi to develop public programs documenting, interpreting and exploring community culture. Applications will be accepted on a monthly basis, with grant deadlines falling on the first of each month, beginning December 1, 2016, and continuing through November 1, 2017, or until all grant funds are expended.

To be in consideration for the grant, all programs must relate to some aspect of Mississippi history, contemporary culture and the celebration of the state’s bicentennial. Categories include, but are not limited to, People and Story, History and Culture, Music and Food, Industry and Entrepreneurship and Outdoors and Recreation.

Bicentennial Grant Application

Bicentennial Grant Guidelines


For more information, including grant guidelines and how to apply, visit http://www.mshumanities.org/index.php/grants.


The Bicentennial Year Grant Program is made possible through the Mississippi Legislature in partnership with the Mississippi Development Authority/Visit Mississippi.