Sunday, January 27, 2008

Grants for Historic Preservation Organizations Uniting with Schools

From The Foundation Center...

History Channel Announces Guidelines for Save Our History Grant Program

Deadline: June 6, 2008

An initiative of the History Channel ( http://www.history.com/ ), the Save Our History Program invites history organizations to partner with a local school or youth group and apply for funding to help preserve the history of their communities.

Each year, the History Channel awards grants to organizations across the country that partner with schools or youth groups on community- preservation projects that engage students in learning about, documenting, and preserving local history.

Eligible applicants are nonprofit 501(c)(3) history organizations such as museums, historical societies, preservation organizations, historic sites, libraries, archives, or other history organizations that are located in one of the fifty states or the District of Columbia. Other eligible applicants include local government agencies such as parks and recreation commissions, historic commissions, departments of local history, or other local government agencies that own and/or operate a historic site or property. Eligible applicants must partner with a local elementary, middle, or high school, or an organization that provides educational programming for children of similar ages. Applicants may partner with multiple schools or educational organizations.

The History Channel will award a total of $100,000 in grants of up to $10,000 each in 2008. All applications must be completed and submitted online.

Visit the program's Web site for complete program information and application instructions. RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10010972/history

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