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Grants Update: February 20, 2008

Local History Collaborations Funded

The History Channel: Save Our History Grant Program
The Save Our History Grant Program, developed by the History Channel, provides funding to support collaboration between history organizations and schools or youth groups on projects that teach children about their local heritage and actively engage them in its preservation. For example, projects might focus on the history and/or preservation of a building, historic site, historic collections, or an historic event that is important to the local community. Funds are provided for primary research, physical preservation or clean-up efforts, historical documentation, archaeological or architectural studies, oral histories, and efforts to register a site for local, state, or national landmark status. The application deadline is June 6, 2008. Visit the website listed above for program details and online application guidelines.


Children’s Educational Programs Supported

WHO Foundation: Literacy/Education Grants
The WHO Foundation: Women Helping Others supports grassroots charities serving the overlooked needs of women and children in the United States and Puerto Rico. WHO Foundation Literacy/Education Grants provide funding to nonprofit organizations for the support of free after-school programs and for the implementation or expansion of literacy programs for low-income children of all ages. In order to qualify for funding, an organization must have been incorporated for a minimum of three years. The application deadline is March 17, 2008. Visit the website listed above to review the funding criteria and the application guidelines.

Artists Find Friend in Franklin
Applications are currently being accepted for the Franklin Furnace Fund.

Department of Agriculture: Community Connect Grant Program
This program seeks to furnish broadband service in rural, economically-challenged communities where such service does not currently exist.

Department of Agriculture: Rural Business Opportunity Grants
This program promotes sustainable economic development in rural communities with exceptional needs through the provision of training and technical assistance for business development, entrepreneurs, and economic development officials, and by assisting with economic development planning.

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Jacob Roberts is the communications specialist for the ALA Washington Office.

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