African American Civil Rights History Projects - Historic Preservation Fund

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African American Civil Rights History Projects - Historic Preservation Fund


Sponsored by United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service

Contact:Megan J. Brown, Chief
State, Tribal, Local, Plans, and Grants Division
National Park Service
1849 C St. NW
Mail Stop 7360
Washington, DC 20240

Phone: 202.354.2020

Seth Tinkham, Grants Management Specialist
Phone: 202.354.2020
Email: (Preferred method of communication)
Description:The purpose of the African American Civil Rights (AACR) grant program is to document, interpret, and preserve historic sites related to the African American struggle to gain equal rights as citizens in the twentieth century. AACR grants will fund a broad range of preservation projects for historic sites including architectural services, historic structure reports, preservation plans, and physical preservation to structures.

Preservation projects must fund the physical preservation of a historic site to include historic districts, buildings, sites, structures, and objects; include prepreservation studies, architectural plans and specifications, historic structure reports, and the repair and rehabilitation of historic properties; and be listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places or designated a National Historic Landmark whose significance is associated with African American Civil Rights in the twentieth century.

Eligible applicants are educational institutions; tax-exempt nonprofit organizations; federally recognized Indian Tribes, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiian organizations; and units of state or local government. Cost sharing and matching funds are not required but are considered as a competitive factor. Applications must be submitted online.
Eligibility:Public, Private, Charter, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)
Award(s):Awards range from $15,000 to $500,000.
Deadline(s):Applications are due December 3, 2019.
Focus:Humanities, Scholarships/Fellowships, Underserved Populations
Grade Level(s):PreK, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Adult, Higher Ed
Content Area(s): Social Studies/Sciences
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