The National Park Service’s (NPS) FY 2016 African American Civil Rights Grant Program (Civil Rights Grants) will document, interpret, and preserve the sites and stories related to the African American struggle to gain equal rights as citizens in the 20th Century. The NPS’ 2008 report, Civil Rights in America, A Framework for Identifying Significant Sites will serve as the foundation reference document for the grant program and for grant applicants to use in determining the appropriateness of proposed projects and properties. Parts 3 through 6 (pages 10-24) describe the appropriate time periods and events that are the focus of this grant funding.
The Civil Rights Grant awards are funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), and administered by the NPS. This competitive grant program provides grants to states, tribes, local governments (including Certified Local Governments), and nonprofits. Non-federal matching share is not required, but preference will be given to applications that show community commitment through non-federal match and partnership collaboration. Grants will fund a broad range of planning, development, and research projects for historic sites including: survey, inventory, documentation, interpretation, education, architectural services, historic structure reports, preservation plans, and bricks and mortar repair.
For more details, visit https://www.nps.gov/preservation-grants/civil-rights/
Deadline for submittal through Grants.gov is 11:59pm EST Friday, October 14, 2016.