Heritage Grants Program Focuses on DC's Asian and Pacific Islander Communities

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The DC Community Heritage Project (DCCHP) puts the power of the past in the hands of the local historians who preserve, protect, and live it every day!


A partnership between Humanities DC and the DC Historic Preservation Office since 2007, the program’s small grants have afforded communities, neighborhood organizations, churches, and others the chance to tell their stories through public humanities projects such as: written publications, documentary films, websites, lesson plans, tours, and many more.


This year, Humanities DC is seeking partners to document the history and heritage of Washington, DC’s Asian and Pacific Islander communities including its major institutions, organizations, its culture, and its people.


Additionally, the program is looking for projects that focus on physical spaces in Washington, DC, include community partnerships, strong scholar involvement, educational products with lasting value, and an eagerness to work closely with Humanities grant officers.


The deadline to submit grant proposals is May 29.  Applicants may request up to $5,000 matching funds for projects conducted between June 30, 2019 and October 30, 2019.  


A webinar for potential grant applicants is set for Thursday, May 23 from 12-1 pm. Register at https://www.wdchumanities.org/event/dc-community-heritage-project-grant-webinars-3/

while the grant application package may be accessed from the Humanities website at    https://www.wdchumanities.org/humanities-project-funding/dcchp-grant/ 


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Bruce Yarnall