Hmong Cultural Heritage Grant Awardees

July 2020 – September 2021

Total Awardees: 4
Total Awarded: $201,910
Total Cities: 2

Center for Hmong Studies - $20,000


The Center for Hmong Studies will acquire the Jason Schoonover Collection, provide stipends for students to digitize and catalog the collection, and organize a Hmong Textile exhibit to show the collection.

Hmong Cultural Center - $76,955

St. Paul

The Hmong Cultural Heritage Initiative will support several outreach initiatives of the Hmong Cultural Center Museum and the first Minnesota Qeej Festival scheduled to be held at Landmark Center in late August 2020.

Hmong Museum - $76,955

St. Paul

Hmong Museum will develop a 400 sq feet traveling exhibit around the importance of Hmong’s oral culture. It will be a research phase with collaboration between Hmong Museum and community members.

The DIAL Group - $28,000


The DIAL will collaborate with Hmong artist Tou SaiKo Lee to develop “Ntiajteb Koomtes” (“Unified Worldwide” in English) – a Hmong language program based on Hmong traditional music infused with poetry and hip hop.