The National Endowment for the Humanities in support of the "We The People" project awarded the Virgin Islands Humanities Council a grant of $30,980 in September of 2005. The goal of this grant / project is to encourage and strengthen the teaching and understanding of American history and culture through which we ultimately define ourselves as Americans. The Humanities Council project is entitled, "U.S. Virgin Islanders: A People's Continued Quest for Self- Governance."