Sunday, February 15, 2009

Grants for Local Governments Collaborations With School Aged Children Providing Local History and Preservation Projects

From The Foundation Center...

Save Our History Invites Applications for Community Education
and Preservation Projects

Deadline: June 5, 2009

Save Our History ( http://www.saveourhistory.com/ ), a program of
the History Channel ( http://www.history.com/ ) and the American
Association for State and Local History ( http://www.aaslh.org/),
is a national initiative that supports local history education
and historic preservation efforts in communities across the
United States.

Each year, Save Our History awards a total of $250,000 to history
organizations that partner with schools or youth groups on pre-
servation projects that engage students in learning about, docu-
menting, and preserving the history of their communities.

Eligible applicants must be nonprofit 501(c)(3) history organiza-
tions (e.g., museums, historical societies, preservation organi-
zations, historic sites, libraries, or archives). 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. Applicants must be located
in one of the fifty states or the District of Columbia.

Applicants must partner with a local elementary, middle, or high
school(s), or organization(s) that provides educational program-
ming for children of similar ages to design a historic education
and preservation project. Organizations that have received a Save
Our History grant in the last three years are not eligible to
apply.

For complete program information and descriptions of previously
funded projects, visit the Save Our History Web site.

RFP Link:
http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15016914/saveourhistory

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