The National Park Service’s (NPS) African American Civil Rights Grant Program (AACR) is seeking applications to document, interpret, and preserve the sites and stories of the full history of the African American struggle to gain equal rights from transatlantic slave trade forward.
AACR grants are funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), administered by the NPS, and will fund a broad range of history projects including survey and planning, research and documentation, interpretation and education, and collections conservation. Grants are awarded through a competitive process and do not require a non-Federal match.
Projects must fit one of the categories. If a project overlaps more than one category, select the dominant category.
- Survey and Planning
- Research and Documentation
- Interpretation and Education
- Curatorial Collection
Estimated Total Funding: $21,750,000
Maximum Award: $75,000
Minimum Award: $15,000
History grant applications must range from $15,000 to $75,000.
Expected Number of Awards: 70
- Eligible Applicants
- State governments
- County governments
- City or township governments
- Special district governments
- Independent school districts
- Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher
- Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Private institutions of higher education
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=342985