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Task Force Offers Heritage Preservation Resources
Heritage Emergency National Task Force

The Heritage Emergency National Task Force, co-sponsored by Heritage Preservation and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is currently collecting information on damage to cultural heritage and recovery efforts resulting from record flooding in the Midwest. The Task Force also provides advice to cultural institutions and individuals on saving collections and family treasures from water damage. To review the information and resources available through the Task Force, visit the website listed above.

Support for Native American Communities in the U.S. and Canada
Honor the Earth

The mission of Honor the Earth is to create awareness and support for Native environmental issues and to develop needed financial and political resources for the survival of sustainable Native communities. Grants are provided to Native organizations in the U.S. and Canada that are controlled by Native peoples. Grantmaking categories include Environmental and Energy Justice, Building Sustainable Communities, and Youth. Priority is given to Native grassroots, community-based organizations and groups with a lack of access to federal and/or tribal funding resources. The next application deadline is September 15, 2008. Application guidelines and forms are available on the website listed above.

Open Society Offers Fellowship
Open Society Institute accepts applications for Open Society Fellowships throughout the year.

Department of Agriculture: Small Business Innovation Research Program: Phase I
This program supports innovative, applied research and development projects that address important problems facing American agriculture and have the potential to lead to significant public benefit if the research is successful.

National Endowment for the Humanities: Fellowships at Digital Humanities Centers
This program supports collaboration between digital centers and individual scholars, and seeks to expand digital literacy and expertise, promote the work of digital humanities centers, and encourage broad and open access to the humanities.

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

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